This category is for sites about how the collection of ancient books that we now call the Bible came into existence, the literary and oral sources that may underlay these documents, and the means by which these documents were preserved and copied over many centuries. At this level will be sites which survey the fields of oral and written transmission, the development of alphabets and writing materials, the history of writing in the form of manuscripts, and the history of the printing of the Bible.
Accuracy of The Torah Text
A discussion of the meticulous process of hand-copying a scroll and the accuracy of the documents produced.
From Papyri to King James: The Transmission of the English Bible
Examines the copying of the Bible from handwritten papyrus and parchment manuscripts to early printed editions.
How was the Bible Written?
Explanation on how the Bible was written and the manuscripts transmitted over time to the current Bible today.
Internet Archive: The John Rylands Library Tercentary Exhibition
Catalog of an exhibition of manuscripts and printed copies of the Scriptures, illustrating the history of the transmission of the Bible. 1911 e-text.
A Primer on Bible Transmissions
A discussion of the transmission process beginning with the earliest written copies.
Technology and Transmission of the Bible Text
Traces the changes in writing technology from the scroll to the codex to the printed page to the web page.
The Transmission of the Hebrew Text
An excerpt from the article by Dr. John H. Skilton, "The Transmission of the Scriptures,"
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