Category Description for Bible/History

Here are sites dedicated to the history of the Bible text, its transmission and translation.

There is also a sub-category for noteworthy Bible translators.

Submission Notice for Bible/History

Sites in this category are about the history of the Bible text, its transmission and translation. Not to be confused with Church history which can be found here: Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Church_History

This category will be used for the history of the various translations of the Bible. At this level general survey sites will be included.

Category Description for Bible/History/Translators

Originally most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek. This category is about the translation of the Bible from its original languages into various popular languages and about the people who took on this difficult task.

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.