Title

From Ancient Manuscripts to Modern Translations: The History of the Bible

Keywords

Ancient Manuscripts, Modern Translations, History of the Bible

Abstract

The history of the Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) is a remarkable story filled with high drama, inspiration, intrigue, intellectual brilliance and self-sacrifice. Many individuals through the ages gave everything they had — health, wealth, reputation and even their very lives — for the single-minded purpose of making God’s word available to all who could read or be read to. Their sacrifices were not in vain. According to one authority, the Bible “has had a greater influence on the world for good than any other book ever published.”

Original Publication Citation

“From Ancient Manuscripts to Modern Translations: The History of the Bible,” for Newsroom—The Official Resource for News Media, Opinion Leaders, and the Public: Official LDS Church Website (http://www.lds.org), 2008.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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