Bible Versions and Translations

Bible Versions and Translations

Oct 26

Writing the Good News

By: John Drummond

When we study the Bible, we often ask ourselves critical and important questions: Who wrote the Bible and when? For whom did its authors write […]

Codex Sinaiticus

Oct 6

What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Compare differences in the Biblical text between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament.

Gospel of Thomas (Sayings of Jesus) from the Nag Hammadi

Sep 15

The Gospel of Thomas’s 114 Sayings of Jesus

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Read the 114 sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas as translated by Stephen J. Patterson and James M. Robinson.

Comparing Ancient Biblical Manuscripts

Sep 8

Comparing Ancient Biblical Manuscripts

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Until it was damaged and partially lost, the Aleppo Codex was considered to be the “crown” of ancient Biblical manuscripts, and was the version of the Hebrew Bible that was ultimately considered the most authoritative text in Judaism. Its loss was an enormous blow to Jewish scholarship. However, another complete codex still exists: The Leningrad Codex. How does it compare to its more distinguished cousin?

Aug 24

Examining the Greek Psalms

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

The use of passages from the Book of Psalms as decorative motifs is a common practice today, but this is by no means a new […]


Aug 11

The Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

By: Robin Ngo

New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole examines what the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas reveal about the early Christian world in which they were written.


Jul 12

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Noah Wiener

More than 200 Biblical texts written in Hebrew were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. How do these ancient Biblical texts compare with the Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint in scholars’ search for the most authoritative text of the Hebrew Bible?


Jun 30

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

After losing his health, wealth and children in inexplicable tragedies, the righteous and devout man Job questions God as to what he must have done to deserve such a heavy punishment. When he can think of nothing else, Job challenges God by suing God to provide evidence of his wrongdoing.

May 19

Errors in the Masoretes’ “Original” Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bible?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Hebrew Bible today differs from the Bible manuscripts of the first millennium B.C.E. How do we identify alterations? Learn why critical editions of the Bible are essential.


May 7

James or Jacob in the Bible?

By: Mark Wilson

How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?