Gutenberg Bible

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Comment by Eric White on October 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

The Gutenberg destroyed with the Catholic University in Leuven was a single vellum leaf, not an entire Bible.

Comment by wonwoochoi on August 31st, 2020 at 9:24 am

Hello, I am a middle school student who is in a VANK member. I am sending this E-mail because of this.
In here it says “Although it is not, as often thought, the first book to be printed using Gutenberg’s movable type system”. In 1377, the Jikjisimche Yojeol was created using metal type 78 years earlier than Gutenberg. This is already open to the world and is true. However, in this article, it is only written that Gutenberg was not the first, and there is no story about Jikji. In this part, I think it is necessary to write down the story of Jikjisimchejojeol, and also about the difference between Gutenberg and Gutenberg should be clearly written down. I hope you think about this problem. Thank you for reading.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 31st, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Thank you for your comment. Indeed, as this article on the Gutenberg Bible states, this was not the first book to have been printed with movable type, the Jikji, published in Korea in 1377, being the oldest. Our article on Johannes Gutenberg elaborates on this point. And, in fact, we have an article on the Jikji which gives much information about this publication. Given that this article is on the Gutenberg Bible itself, it may not be necessary to elaborate about other publications or other systems of movable type, particularly since they are addressed in the two articles I just mentioned.

Thank you again for your comment, and for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

Comment by Andrew Somers on June 29th, 2022 at 4:36 pm

The article has an error, and in one part lists printing on hemp, where it should be listed as vellum, which is calfskin, and not hemp.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 29th, 2022 at 5:13 pm

Thank you, Andrew, for your comment.
You are correct that the Bible was printed on paper or vellum. The text will be revised appropriately.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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