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Writing Resources

How to Write a Thesis Statement (PDF)
Adobe Acrobat document [245.2 KB]
Research Essay Grading / Assessment Rubric (Word)
Research Essay Grading and Assessment Ru[...]
Microsoft Word document [29.0 KB]
  • Link to download Zotero 
    (Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you
    collect, organize, cite, and share research.)

Style Guides

Online Bibles

  • Link to BibleGateway.com (SFB2015, nuBibeln, SV1917)
    (obs. commentaries are NOT research quality)

Biblical Languages

Research Quality Online Resources: Biblical Studies

Old & New Testament

  • Link to EnterTheBible.org  
    (Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, USA, faculty produced commentary of each biblical book)
  • Link to Oxford Biblical Studies Online: Commentaries
    (Some information free, some with free 30-day trial, some through subscription)
    (Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, USA, faculty produced commentary of each biblical book)

Old Testament

Open Access Information with Links

About open access resource and access to restricted material
VID Specialized University's Senior Librarian, Nina Sundnes Drønen, developed a survey of open access resources (with hyperlinks to online resources; current through June 2018).
Open resources 07.06.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [574.3 KB]

Research Quality Online Resources: Theology/Philosophy

  • Link to St. John's Timeline 
    (illustrated video content from over 100 specialists in theology and philosophy)


I teach Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and intercultural hermeneutics at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA, USA, and VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway.