Welcome to WikiGesis, the digest of user-submitted biblical studies. What is WikiGesis? The name is a derivative of two words. “Wiki,” referring to the nature of this website as driven by user-generated content and “-gesis,” coming from the word “exegesis,” referring to the interpretation of a biblical text. The idea, then, is to develop an online digest of biblical studies and commentary on the biblical texts written by students and scholars who have academic training and can capably exegete a pericope of text. The articles contained on these pages may include papers that may have been written for graduate classes, Ph.D. seminars, or may have been presented at scholarly conferences. The articles are organized according to biblical book and tags related to specific topics in articles.
The navigation menu above features the current scope of material that is continually being populated with articles focused on specific biblical texts or topics. Because this is a work in progress, some of the selections are still empty. If you have a contribution that you are interested in publishing in our database, we would love to hear from you. Your contribution may be a blog post, research paper, or other work that deals with a biblical topic or text.
One of the problems with many wiki websites is that someone could potentially post inaccurate, false, and even misleading and libelous material. Our goal is to make WikiGesis as professional and respectable as possible. We will review, revise, or, in some cases, reject submitted entries to help ensure that WikiGesis maintains the standard of academic excellence as is common on other traditional venues of biblical scholarship. Therefore, contributors to WikiGesis must apply to contribute and preferably hold a degree (or be working toward a degree) in biblical studies or a related field. We are particularly interested in contributions from established biblical scholars, Ph.D. Th.M, M.Div., and M.A. students, and perhaps well-referenced undergraduates.
The last decade has witnessed an explosion of online scholarship in the blogosphere and other websites offering virtual libraries now available to inquisitive researchers. There is still a lacuna in this burgeoning medium when it comes to large-scale collaborative efforts producing cutting-edge scholarship available to all free of charge. To that end, WikiGesis aims at contributing to the landscape of biblical scholarship in new ways. We envision it will become a valuable resource for pastors, students, and academics alike to use when researching for papers, sermons, and lectures. Please be patient as WikiGesis builds its database, as this may take a while. So please check back frequently and/or become a contributor!