Archeologists Find Earliest Vocabulary List

Archeologists discovered an Akkadian vocabulary list in Mesopotamia from 600 BCE. Continue reading

The Mainz Psalter Book Printed in Color

The Mainz Psalter book designed by Johannes Gutenberg, printer was the first book printed in color in Mainz, Germany. Continue reading

First Printed Complete Gutenberg Bible Survives

The first printed book in Europe to survive in its complete form was the Gutenberg Bible, also known as the Mazarin Bible (first copy part of Cardinal Mazarin of France’s library). Continue reading

The Bible Was the First Bestselling Book

The Bible has been in continuous print since Johannes Gutenberg’s first typeset edition in 1455. Continue reading

Bookplates Identify Book Owners

Bookplates labels were created to identify book owners in Germany following the invention of the printing press circa 1450, yet the first label found was undated. Continue reading

Papal Indulgence Printed in Germany

A printed papal indulgence authorized by Pope Nicholas V was printed in 1454 at Mainz, Germany. Continue reading

German Religious Poem “World Judgement” Printed in Europe

A book printed in Europe contained a copy of a German religious poem ‘World Judgement’ on Johannes Gutenberg’s experimental printing press between 1444 to 1447 in Strassburg, Germany. Continue reading

Arabic Dictionary

The Arabic dictionary was called the Kitab al ayn (Book Beginning With the Letter Ayn), which was compiled by the Arab philologist Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, in Basra, Iraq dating back circa 750. 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

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