The Bible is the title of compilations of the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity.
The canon of texts used in the Bible varies among religious groups. Jewish Bibles contain books written in Hebrew and Aramaic before the rise of the Roman Empire and the birth of Jesus Christ. (Christians call this compilation the Old Testament; it is also called the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible. Editions of just these books can be found under Bible. Old Testament.) Christian Bibles add 27 books written in Greek by early Christians, collectively called the New Testament. Editions containing just the New Testament can be found under Bible. New Testament. Versions listed here include both testaments.
Writers of the New Testament used the Septuagint, a popular Greek Bible, as their "Old Testament". Jews, however, eventually settled on a canon with fewer books, and that smaller canon is also used as the Old Testament in most Protestant Bibles. Catholic and Orthodox Christians include additional books used in the Septuagint, which are also known as the Apocrypha, in their Old Testaments.
Multi-version Bible sites
Popular versions online
These versions appear in recent CBA best-seller reports (which tend to favor versions bought by American Protestants).
Versions associated with particular Christian groups
-- Catholic Bibles
-- Other groups
These are translations made for use in missions to aboriginal peoples, in their native languages. Some of these are among the earliest records of writings in those languages.
Other versions of particular historic significance
Other online editions and versions
- Mamusse Wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God Naneeswe Nukkone Testament kah Wonk Wusku Testament (Old Testament in Massachuset (John Carter Brown Library copy lacking New Testament); published 1663), trans. by John Eliot (multiple formats at archive.org). The first Bible printed in America. (The New Testament, missing from this copy, had also been published earlier in 1661.)
- Mamusse Wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God Naneeswe Nukkone Testament kah Wonk Wusku Testament (Bible in Massachuset (John Carter Brown Library copy); Cambridge: S. Green, 1685), trans. by John Eliot, contrib. by John Cotton (multiple formats at archive.org). A second edition of the Bible above. (This copy is complete.)
- Ai Vola Tabu, Sa Volai Kina na Veiyalayalati Makawa Kei na Veiylalayalati Vou (Fijian Bible, 1902) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
- A Biblio Go Basa (Tswa edition of the Bible, mainly translated by Richards; New York: American Bible Society, 1910), trans. by E. H. Richards (page images at HathiTrust)
- Baibul (Bible Society of Uganda translation of the Bible (Protestant canon) in Acholi Luo; 1985) (HTML with commentary at bible.com)
Editions in libraries
- The Bible (American Standard Version)
- Good News Bible: Today's English Version (HTML at biblegateway.com)
- The Bible (Revised Standard Version) (searchable HTML at Michigan)
- Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis: Sixti V Pont. Max. Iusssu Recognita, et Clementis VIII Auctoritate Edita; Ex Tribus Editionibus Clementinis Critice Descripsit, Dispositionibus Logicis et Notis Exegeticis Illustravit, Appendices Lectionum Hebraicarum et Graecarum Auxit P. Michael Hetzenauer (revised edition, in Latin; Regensburg and Rome: F. Pustet, 1922), ed. by Michael Hetzenauer, contrib. by Saint Jerome (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
- The Bible and Holy Scriptures Conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament, Translated According to the Ebrue and Greke, and Conferred with the Best Translations in Divers Langages (Geneva: Rovland Hall, 1560) (PDF files at thedcl.org)
- The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues (English Revised version; Oxford: At the University Press, 1885) (PDF files at thedcl.org)
- The Orthodox Jewish Bible: Tanakh and Orthodox Jewish Brit Chadasha (fourth edition (includes New Testament); New York: AFI International Publishers, c2010), ed. by Phillip E. Goble (PDF at afii.org)
- The Holy Bible, From Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, ed. by George M. Lamsa
- The Cross-Reference Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text of this Bible is That of the American Standard Edition of the Revised Bible (Copyright, 1901, by Thomas Nelson and Sons) With Variorum Readings and Renderings, With Topical Analysis and Cross References. (New York et al.: The Cross-Reference Bible Co., c1910), ed. by Harold E. Monser (page images at HathiTrust)
- The Emphasised Bible: A New Translation (4 volumes; Cincinnati: Standard Pub. Co., 1916), ed. by Joseph Bryant Rotherham
- Biblia Sacra Polyglotta (Polyglot Bible, in many languages with Latin commentary; 6-volume 1650s publication scanned in 10 parts), ed. by Brian Walton (multiple formats at archive.org)