Here at the Blue Letter Bible, our ministry team is constantly working around the clock to keep providing free Bible study tools for the Blue Letter Bible website. By the grace of God, we have been able to produce many new resources for you in 2011.
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One of the big projects that we were able to move forward is the “Resources for Women’s Ministry” portion of our website which included reproductions of many lovely devotionals from the 19th century. Using a scanner, we were able to place many pages and images online for you. We’ve also been able to add more maps and Bible images to our image gallery.
New book scanner and, consequently, new resources
Because of equipment limitations, we could only scan small books or books that could easily be taken apart. However, our office library is full of other great books—old antique books which are high in demand but hard to come by. Many are first print 18th century editions that have never been republished. The books in this valuable “Antiquarian” section include the trusted works from: Charles Spurgeon, Thomas Watson, Richard Sibbes, D.L. Moody, William Tyndale, Andrew Murray, and many others. We have wanted to scan many of these works, but because of their size and/or fragility we could not scan them.
At the beginning of this new year, we received the first components for our new book scanner. This one is a full table-top scanner with a larger book platform. It utilizes point-and-shoot cameras with trusted image editing software. This means three things:
- We can begin scanning full books of virtually any size.
- The scanner also treats book covers very nicely, so the value of each book is not threatened.
- The software requires less manpower and allows us to cut the scanning time by over 50%.
We trust that these new resources will be a profitable addition to your Blue Letter Bible online study and experience.
We’d like to thank everyone who supports our ministry through prayer and finances. We are excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead because of your service and faithfulness.
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