Information, links, and thoughts I found useful while using Veritas Press’s Omnibus series.
Note: None of the links are affiliate links. See my disclosure.
Bible: See my two charts about Bible Study throughout all six volumes of Omnibus.
- The first chart shows where in the 6 volumes of Omnibus each Bible book is studied.
- The second chart shows the order in which the Bible books are studied throughout the 6 volumes of Omnibus.
Code of Hammurabi (Omnibus 1)
- Edition recommended by Veritas Press: The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses , annotated, with comparisons with the Bible; preview available on Amazon. Price range: $10-$15 on Amazon.ca as well as from Veritas Press. (FREE here from a very old edition of this book, if you dare use this site; my techy son suggests this is not a good idea.)
- Other options:
- The Oldest Code of Laws in the World, by Hammurabi, King of Babylon, Translated by C. H. W. Johns, 1903. From Gutenberg.org
- The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon about 2250 B.C., by Robert Francis Harper (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1904). Transliteration of original language as well as translation; much easier to read than the above translation. Good introduction.
Odyssey by Homer (Omnibus 1)
- Edition recommended by Veritas Press: The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore, 1965. Price range: $10-15 Veritas and Amazon.ca.
- Other options:
- Notable translations listed in Wikipedia. Many of these are free on Gutenberg.org.
- Do be careful what translation you use because they are not all equal. One year I started reading a modern one from the library and it was obscene. Older is probably better.
- The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum is a good introduction for young students, but it is difficult to use Omnibus with this version; you’ll need a real translation if you are actually studying the book.
Chosen by God by R. C. Sproul (Omnibus 1)
- See my review here. Chosen by God is enlightening but spiritually and intellectually beyond most preteens and young teens. Not recommended for the average Omnibus 1 student.
Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory (Omnibus 5)
- We used this free version from Gutenberg.
- Note that the book numbers in the Omnibus discussion do not match those in the Gutenberg version of the book. Malory himself wrote 8 books, but when Caxton printed his work in 1485, he separated it into 21 books. You can match up the topics using this Wikipedia article.