Annotations Project

Alongside our reading group meetings, we are working on an online annotation of the Bible. This is a product in itself, but more importantly, it’s a process: a living record of impressions, comments, noticings, conversations as we work through this massive and complex text.

The copyright and publishing history of the Bible is fascinating, and working with translations poses a curious challenge: the text of the Bible is in the public domain, but most scholarly translations are not. For this reason, our online annotation is working from the World English Bible, published in 2000, which is a version of the American Revised Standard translation.

Image credits:

GENESIS: Creation of the world, and Eve, Walters Manuscript W.805, fol. 6v detail.

EXODUS: Courtesy of PXFuel.