History of Bibles

February 02, 2004

I commented to the class last week that Protestantism is effectively dependent on the printing press. Why? If people are to learn their faith through sola scriptura, they have to have a scripture available for them to read.

Inspired by the post below, I dug up the American Bible Society's History of the English Bible. As the passing mention of "Jehovah" on page three reminds us, a Bible translator has an awesome duty, for their decisions about how to render obscure texts will create the words and images with which millions of people will imagine the Divine.

Posted by Red Ted at February 2, 2004 10:48 AM | TrackBack