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Bible Society

Bible Society  

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The evangelical revival's largest pan‐denominational organization was formed in 1804 to promote the international distribution of the Scriptures. Based in London, with a committee of fifteen ...
books

books  

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Books of the Hebrew Bible were scrolls, wrapped round rollers (Jer. 36: 2) and unrolled for the appropriate place (Luke 4: 17). Two hands were therefore required for reading them. The Christians' ...
chapters, Biblical

chapters, Biblical  

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The present division of the Bible into chapters probably goes back to Stephen Langton; he will have perfected it at Paris early in the 13th c. (Robert of Courson used ...
Children's Bibles.

Children's Bibles.  

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The recasting of the Bible to meet the needs of children has been a topic of increasing interest in the twentieth century. Although children were always included within the concern ...
Christopher Plantin

Christopher Plantin  

(b ?Tours, c.1520; d Antwerp, 1 July 1589).Flemish printer of French birth. He was the most important printer and publisher in Antwerp in the 16th century. His printing press ...
Computers and the Bible.

Computers and the Bible.  

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Religion
Just as all humanistic study of ancient texts is enhanced by the application of computing technologies, the modern study of biblical texts is increasingly being transformed by the microcomputer ...
Curious Bibles.

Curious Bibles.  

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Religion
The term “curious Bibles” is used of two types of Bibles: those that are noteworthy because of a typographical error or a peculiar translation, and those with an unusual format.[...]
family Bible.

family Bible.  

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In the 19th century popular editions of the Bible left several preliminary sheets blank to allow the insertion of genealogical details. Some give information that starts with the owner, others go ...
Illustrated Bibles.

Illustrated Bibles.  

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Religion
The subject of illustrations to the Bible includes not only two‐dimensional designs, such as paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, stained‐glass windows, and mosaics, but three‐dimensional ...
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
Polyglot Bibles

Polyglot Bibles  

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Edited in 1653–7 by Brian Walton (?1600–61), bishop of Chester, with the help of many scholars. It contains various oriental texts of the Bible with Latin translations, and a critical apparatus.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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3,887 words
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Term used to embrace three distinct but related concepts. First, it denotes the multiplication of documents or similar items consisting

Printing

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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5,922 words

The importance of printing for the spread of Martin Luther's ideas has been affirmed since the sixteenth century. As

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
229 words

The invention of printing had an enormous influence on Jewish religious life, in which the study of the Torah is

Printing and Publishing

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
6,244 words

This entry consists of five articles: The

responsa

responsa  

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The answers given by authorities in Jewish law to questions put to them; Heb. sheelot u-teshuvot, ‘questions and answers’. There are occasional references in the Talmud to letters sent by one Rabbi ...
Writings

Writings  

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The third section of the Hebrew scriptures (see TANAKH). The Writings contain: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 ...

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