The earliest documents on display are Egyptian papyri, including examples of a census record from the year 119 and the oldest known copy of part of the New Testament. Medieval manuscripts document the preservation of the text until the invention of movable type printing by Gutenberg around 1450. The early printed Bibles include versions in Latin and Greek, and several that show the struggles among various political factions and church reformers to control the translating of the Scriptures into the language of the people. See the King James Bible of 1611 that became the accepted standard.
Date: Jan 7th, 2010
Time: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Occurrence: Repeats every day until Wed Mar 31 2010 8:30am - 7:00pm
Location: Hatcher Graduate Library
Audubon Room/First Floor