Lots of my students, unfortunately, use the Internet as a substitute for good careful research. It’s seductive and easy and quick. It forestalls long hours in the library. It often leads to shoddy research and worse papers.

I can tell you right now that some of the most popular sites which they use are not at all reliable sources of information. One of those is Wikipedia. The following article, sent me by my son who is a techy also reveals the dark underbelly of what can happen when you rely on sources of information from these sorts of User-driven websites.


When doing work in theology or Biblical studies or the cognate fields don’t trust websites not recommended to you by your instructors or the experts in the field. Period.

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