Welcome to our Bibles throughout History website! This site highlights some of the more significant Bibles that are in the Xavier University Library’s Special Collections. We have selected specific Bibles for this presentation that reflect important milestones in church history and the development of printing over the years.

Each entry presents information about the history of the period when the Bible was produced and highlights the features of the volume that characterize the methods of writing or printing at that time. The entries also make note of any unique aspects of each volume, such as bookplates or notes about previous owners.

We’d like to offer our thanks to the Digital Humanities Faculty Learning Community and to Gary Lewandowski in particular for their help in creating this site!

Marty Ferrell
Anne Davies
Xavier University Library