Latvia Publishes Important Catechistic Works

Latvia’s three most important published books were a catechistic book, Catechismus Catholicorum in 1585; Continue reading

English Glossary Based on Bible Translation

The first glossary of English words was based on the Bible’s English translation. Continue reading

William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading

Japanese Poetry Collection Manyoshu

A collection of Japanese poetry titled, Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is an anthology of 4,500 poems varying from short tanka to long choka forms. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? Continue reading

Hebrew Language Dictionary Machberet Compiled in Spain

The Hebrew language dictionary Machberet containing a lexicon from the Torah and biblical books was compiled by Menakhem ben Saruq, a poet and philologist in Cordoba, Spain in 950. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

First French Language Novel

The novel Petit Jehan de Saintre, written by Antoine de la Sale was published in 1456. Continue reading

Writing Brush and Ink

The Chinese employed a writing brush and ink as early as circa 1000 BCE. Continue reading