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Five hundred years of the printed Bible

J. Clement Harrison

Five hundred years of the printed Bible

an address delivered on December 6, 1962, in the Hunt Botanical Library, Pittsburgh

by J. Clement Harrison

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Published by Pittsburgh Bibliophiles in [Pittsburgh] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. Clement Harrison.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS445 .H33
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5933738M
    LC Control Number64066110
    OCLC/WorldCa2437228

    The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. S. H. Steinberg in his book Five Hundred Years of Printing () makes these observations "the type is about a third smaller than that of the line Bible; it is considerably more economical and thus marks an important step towards varying as well as cheapening book-production by the careful choice of type"; "the book contains a colophon.

      For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible--of which there are fewer than 50 in existence--represents the ultimate prize. Here, Margaret Leslie Davis recounts five centuries in the life of one copy, from its creation by Johannes Gutenberg, through the hands of monks, an earl, the Worcestershire sauce king, and a nuclear.   Speaking of books and authors, it is important to note that the first book printed on Gutenberg’s printing press was a Bible. That was in the s — before Columbus sailed the ocean blue and a couple hundred years before the American colonies were established. The Bible continues to be the most printed book : Jason Soroski.

      The Geneva Bible is one of the most significant translations of the Bible into English. It was first printed in , a full 51 years before the King James Bible. It is often referred to as the “Breeches Bible”, because of its translation of Genesis (“they sewed figge tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches”).   The Bible was written over a period of several hundred years. The New Testament was written in about 40 years, after the death and resurrection of Christ. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Job were recorded by Moses. Since we know that Moses was about when he died, he wrote most of those books in the last 40 years of his.


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Five hundred years of the printed Bible by J. Clement Harrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Steinberg's classic work covers the history of printing with movable type in the following periods: the creative century from which witnessed the invention and beginnings of practically every single feature that characterizes the modern printing piece, the era of consolidation fromthe 19th century in which the era of mechanization began the invention of lithography and /5(5).

This scholarly book provides a wide-ranging look at the history of printing in the Western world, beginning with the appearance of the Gutenberg printing press around C.E. and ending with the state of printing in the s.4/5(4). Get this from a library. Five hundred years of the printed Bible; an address delivered on December 6,in the Hunt Botanical Library, Pittsburgh.

[J Clement Harrison]. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for John Huss: His Life, Teachings and Death, After Five Hundred Years at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. 8) A Gutenberg Bible contains 1, pages. pieces of unique types were used in the printing and each page contains approximately 2, pieces of type.

It took between three to five years to complete the entire print run of Bibles and each Bible weighs an average of 14 lbs. The printing process was done entirely by : Erika Harlitz-Kern. The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the line Bible, the Mazarin Bible or the B42) was among the earliest major books printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe.

It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of printed books in the book is valued and revered for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities as well as its Five hundred years of the printed Bible book significance.

1 This is the book of the generations of the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: 4 And the days of Adam after he had. Whether or not this invention will replace printed Bibles, however, it pales before the technological breakthroughs of a German printer over five hundred years ago.

Printed in Mainz in by Johann Gutenberg and associates, The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed in Europe from movable type. More than five hundred years after its creation, fewer than fifty copies of the original now survive.

Many copies, including The British Library's lavish example, incorporated painted decoration in order to evoke the feel of a more traditional.

BIBLE [SMITH] The Bible is the name given to the revelation of God to man contained in sixty-six books or pamphlets, bound together and forming one book and only one, for it has in reality one author and one purpose and plan, and is the development of one scheme of the redemption of man.

ITS NAMES (1) The Bible, Book, from the Greek "ta biblia," the books. This page provides lists of best-selling individual books and book series to date and in any language."Best selling" refers to the estimated number of copies sold of each book, rather than the number of books printed or currently and textbooks are not included in this list.

The books are listed according to the highest sales estimate as reported in reliable, independent sources.

The current record for the highest-priced printed book is not a Gutenberg Bible or a First Folio of Shakespeare but a copy of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,” which sold for $ The first Gutenberg Bible, printed in by Johannes Gutenberg, introduced the world to movable type, history tells us.

It is “universally acknowledged as the most important of all printed books,” writes Margaret Leslie Davis, author of the recently published The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey. The Five Hundred Years from the Second Year of Cyrus to the Birth of Christ The Names Of The Translators Of The Bible From Hebrew Into Greek Bibliography.

3 of Preface When the printed edition of the Syriac text of the "Cave of Treasures" appeared inI File Size: KB. Here is a Book that took at least fifteen hundred years to write, spanning sixty generations of this world's history.

It enlarges our conceptions of God and gives us new ideas of His infinite patience as He watched the strain, the haste and restlessness of man across the feverish years, while slowly the great Book grew.

Visit the J. O’Hair Online Library at This file is provided by the Berean Bible Society as part of the J. The Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by over 40 different authors from all walks of life: shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, priests, philosophers and kings.

Despite these differences in occupation and the span of years it took to write it, the Bible is an extremely cohesive and unified book. The very first book to be printed on this history-altering invention was the Bible—specifically, the Latin Vulgate—now known as the Gutenberg Bible.

Little is known about Johann Gutenberg, the man. He lived from approximately tomaking him a contemporary of Christopher Columbus and Joan of Arc. He lived in Mainz, Germany, and was.

THE LOST GUTENBERG The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey By This particular Gutenberg Bible, printed before Aug.

15,is Author: Meryl Gordon. This first edition King James Bible was printed in large folio format by Robert Barker. InKing James I approved the work of a new translation, which would be based on the Bishops’ Bible of Over five years, six committees revised the Old Testament, New Testament, and Deuterocanonical books.

Considered one of the most influential English texts, this copy contains the frontispiece. In the French skeptic Voltaire predicted, "One hundred years from my day, there will not be a Bible on earth except one that is looked upon by an antiquarian curiosity-seeker." After his death, the presses used to print his books printed Bibles and Voltaire's house was used by .Reformation ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about the places, things, events, people, books, and ideas that shaped this pivotal time in church history.

Through whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, this book teaches kids that even though the Reformation occurred five hundred years ago, it isn't just about people and places in the past.A Christian endeavor of almost 2, years could be substantially completed by Protestant translators expect to have the Bible — or at least some of it — written in every one of the.