Book that changed the world

Introduction

The Bible: The book that changed the world

Christians read the Bible and treasure it, and it has influenced many people and communities throughout the world - but when it comes to teaching about the book, how much do we know about how it was written and first printed?

This set of resources is designed to help anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Bible for themselves, or is asked to take lessons about it. Included are facts and figures, and links for further information, also resources and suggested activities for lessons.

Some ideas on how to approach the Bible

Bible Overview: Some basics on what the Bible is and how it is used     
Worksheets: Bible cover, Bible booklet, Jesus' life

History of Bible Translation: Introduction to how the Bible was first translated - the Old Testament from Hebrew and the New Testament from Greek
Worksheet: Dead Sea scrolls

Copying the Bible: Background and teaching ideas on how early Bibles were produced.
Worksheets: Illuminate Psalm 23, Text of Psalm 23

William Tyndale, Bible translator: The extraordinary life of William Tyndale and how he translated and printed the Bible into English.
Worksheet: The work of William Tyndale

Mary Jones and her Bible: Mary Jones longed for a Bible. Her story inpired efforts to increase Bible translation and distribution.
Worksheet: Mary Jones and her Bible

How Christians use the Bible: Athlete Eric Liddell is an example of someone who lived by the teaching of the Bible.
Worksheet: Eric Liddell

 

Useful addresses & web sites

Various organisations offering further information about the Bible.

Bible Society: Stonehill Green, Westlea, SWINDON, Wiltshire SN5 7DG
Tel: 01 793 41 81 00, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , WebSite: www.biblesociety.org.uk

St John's Bible Project: Website: www.saintjohnsbible.org

Wycliffe Bible Translators: Horsleys Green, HIGH WYCOMBE, Bucks HP14 3XL
Tel: 01494 682268, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Website: www.wycliffe.org.uk

William Tyndale: information on the British Library WebSite: www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/changlang/writtenword/tyndale/tyndalelang.html

Tyndale Society: WebSite: www.tyndale.org

Lindisfarne Gospels: View several pages of these illuminated gospels on the British Library website.
www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/lindisfarne/accessible/introduction.html

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