The Bible Was the First Bestselling Book

The Bible has been in continuous print since Johannes Gutenberg’s first typeset edition in 1455. An estimated 3.5 billion copies have been sold and translated into 350 languages with some Bible sections seen translated over 2,000 times.

Date:
      1455
Name(s):
      Johannes Gutenberg
Location:
      Germany


Additional Information:

  • Johannes Gutenberg – Wikipedia
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  • List of best-selling books – Wikipedia
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  • Bible/King James Version – Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg
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  • Gutenberg Bible – Wikipedia
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  • The Gutenberg Bible
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  • Gutenberg Bible | Britannica.com
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