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KJV Leaf Book published for 400th anniversary of King James Bible.  Includes original 1611 leaf of King James Bible, background on the Bible's translation and influence, and the first ever census of the original KJVs remaining today; compiled by Drs. Donald Brake and John Hellstern.

General Bible background and history:
Biblical manuscripts:
  • Scrolls from the Dead Sea - Library of Congress exhibit on Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Digital Dead Sea Scrolls - Examine the Dead Sea Scrolls in detail.  The Isaiah Scroll, the Community Rule Scroll, the Commentary on Habakkuk scroll, the Temple Scroll and the War Scroll are online for careful examination.  Includes videos and explanatory notes. 
  • Dead Sea Scroll Foundation - foundation for the conservation, preservation, publication, and exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts – Center devoted to electronically recording every known New Testament manuscript for textual study and analysis.
  • Interpreting ancient manuscripts - Contains information on paleography, manuscript transmission, textual criticism, and more.
  • Tischendorf and Codex Sinaiticus - Tischendorf's own account of the discovery of the important 4th century manuscript.
  • Aleppo Codex - the oldest and most complete Hebrew Bible.  Website includes history, transmission, and digital online version.
  • Codex Bezae - 5th century uncial manuscript of the New Testament
  • Codex Sinaiticus - one of the earliest Bibles, from the 4th century.  The British Library owns the major portion of the Codex.
  • Codex Sinaiticus Project - gives history of the manuscript, the manuscript online, and news of the manuscript.  A cooperative project of the British Library,the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine;s Monastery, and Leipzig University Library.
  • Codex Alexandrinus - one of the 3 earliest manuscripts of the entire Bible in Greek.
  • Jerome and the Vulgate - more on Jerome's 4th century Latin translation.
  • Syriac Bible from the 5th century.
  • A Story of Remarkable Recovery by Nicholas Van Cleve examines the history and significance of a scroll of the book of Exodus from the Cairo Genizeh.  Mr. Van Cleve was afreshman Honors Colelge student when he won first place for this essay in the 2012 "Piece of the Past" essay contest at HBU.
  • Lindisfarne Gospels - visit the British Library and turn the pages of the Lindsfarne Gospels.
  • St. Cuthbert Gospel -  this manuscript is the oldest intact European book with a fascinating history beginning in the 7th century.  Purchased by the British Library in 2012 for $14.3 million, the manuscript has been digitized and made avaialble online.
  • Old English Hexateuch - earliest copy in English of part of the Old Testament, with over 400 illustrations, 11th century.
  • Luttrell Psalter - richly painted and embellished psalter from the 14th century.
  • The Saint John's Bible - illuminated, handwritten Bible produced in the 21st century for Saint John's University, using techniques of medieval scribes.
  • Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the Library of Congress - exhibition devoted to the illuminated, handiirtten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota.
  • Tyndale House - Christian study center in Cambridge, England dedicated to researching all the primary evidence relevant to the study of the Bible. Includes many online sources as well as references to further study materials on early manuscriptss and Christian evidences.
Reformation era
English Bible
Bible in America
Bible and education
Bible and art
  • Museum of Biblical Art - Museum devoted to highlighting the connection between art and religion in the Jewish and Christian traditions.
  • Gustave Dore' Bible Gallery - devoted to Bible illustrations by the 19th century Alsacian artist.  Many of the backdrops for the Dunham Bible Museum's exhibits are from Gustave Dore's Bible illustrations.
  • Biblical Art on the Web - an indexed collection of Biblical art which can be searched by artist, biblical text, biblical subject or a word.
  • Introduction to Galatians - River Pointe Church's introductory video to sermon series on Galatians, illustrated with art from Bibles in the Dunham Bible Musuem Collection.
Other Bible Museums or Exhibits
  • Christian Heritage Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings - a public museum, research center, and educational center for the study of ancient historical texts and archaeology in Irvine, California.
  • Museum of Biblical Art  -  Museum devoted to highlighting the connection between art and religion in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Includes exhibits from American Bible Society collection.
  • The Scriptorium - This museum in Orlando, Florida is part of The Holy Land Experience and houses the priceless Van Kampen Collection consisting of several thousand manuscripts, scrolls, and other religious artifacts. The walk-through experience of The Scriptorium transports visitors to historical and geographical areas of the world where displayed biblical documents originated and gives guests a dramatic understanding of the history of the Bible, how it parallels the history of civilization, and the impact it has had upon the world.
  • Passages - an exhibit from the Green Collection, newly assembled by Steve Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby.
  • Manifold Greatness - a special exhibit on the "Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible", from collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and University of Texas' Ransom Center.