Table of contents for In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000 / Michelle Brown, editor.

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Contents
Publisher?s note 
Acknowledgements
Foreword from the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Foreword from the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Introduction by Michelle Brown 
?Charles Lang Freer as collector of biblical manuscripts? by Ann Gunter
The Journey of the Text
Chronology 
Map 
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Bible and book by Harry Y. Gamble 
The Christian Orient by Monica Blanchard 
Spreading the Word by Michelle P. Brown
The book as icon by Herbert L. Kessler 
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Catalogue 
Discovering the bible
Scroll and codex
The earliest Hebrew scriptures
The earliest Christian scriptures
Formation and codification: the evolution of the bible
From Babel to Pentecost: ?sacred? languages and the vernaculars
Spreading the Word
The single-volume bible
The book as desert, the scribe as evangelist
From Eastern deserts to Western isles
Early Christian Britain and Ireland
Book as icon
Reference Catalogue 
Manuscripts and Lenders in the Exhibition
Glossary and Who¿s Who
List of abbreviations
Endnotes
Bibliography
Contributors 
Photo Credits
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible -- History.
Bible -- Manuscripts -- History.
Bible -- Publication and distribution -- History.