Frequently Asked Questions
After the campaign is over I'll be sending out a "backer survey," by which I'll collect all the necessary information from you, including your shipping address or anything else I might need to fulfill your order.Last updated:
Unfortunately, since I didn't anticipate the worldwide response, I was unprepared for international shipping. Though I have offered limited shipping to some regions, I haven't yet been able to make it available everywhere. I'm doing research on this and will be posting more information soon.Last updated:
I hope to add them as a stretch goal! Check out the very top of this page, or look at Update #28.
More information about the Deuterocanonical Books:
These are ancient Jewish texts that were written (mostly) in Greek. Therefore, they are not considered part of the Hebrew Bible (which makes up the Protestant Old Testament), and they mostly predate the New Testament. They are sometimes referred to as "intertestamental," but are more commonly called Deuterocanonical ("belonging to the second canon"). These texts are invaluable to our knowledge of this period of Jewish history and literature and in understanding the world in which the New Testament authors lived. And, like the rest, it's great reading. There are a wide variety of beliefs regarding this literature. Whatever your beliefs, I agree with Jerome: they deserve to be read.
Here's a list of the titles according to what's included in the English Revised Version:
Tobit, Judith, additions to the Book of Esther, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, The Epistle of Jeremiah, additions to the Book of Daniel (The Song of the Three Holy Children, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon), First Maccabees, Second Maccabees, First Esdras, The Prayer of Manasseh, and Second Esdras.Last updated:
The project has reached far beyond the small print run I imagined. Although I originally thought I'd be doing all the editing and proofreading myself (and with the help of volunteers), the larger scale provides the extra funds necessary to pay for professional proofreading.Last updated:
I have been receiving a lot of questions about the project. Because of the sheer quantity, I will likely not be able to get back to everyone in a timely manner, but I am currently working on adding some helpful additions to this FAQ section.Last updated:
The books of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) will be arranged in the traditional Hebrew order, "Tanakh."
THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES
THE FORMER PROPHETS
THE LATTER PROPHETS
(The Major Prophets)
(The Twelve Minor Prophets)
Song of Solomon
Volume One: The Five Books of Moses & The Former Prophets
Volume Two: The Latter Prophets
Volume Three: The Writings
Volume Four: The New Testament
I am not not absolutely decided on the arrangement of New Testament, but it will most likely be the traditional order.Last updated:
Sorry, but sets cannot be rush-ordered. I am already working with a tight deadline, and December is the earliest I anticipate these being ready.Last updated:
Well, I am certainly not claiming to have written it...
In days past, when limited edition books were made for book clubs, there would be a colophon page (usually the very last page) where the information about design and production would be placed, and the number of copies stated. For example, "There are 2,500 copies of this first edition, and this is number [__]." It was very common for the designer or printer to sign the colophon page as a seal of their craftsmanship and as a personal assurance of the quality of each edition.
It's in this spirit that I will sign these editions, but it is also a personal gesture of my gratitude to each backer for making this first edition of Bibliotheca possible.Last updated:
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