Reformation Revisited TAGS: | | | We were pleased to host a recent visit from the Friends of the Reformation Museum in Geneva at New College Library. The Friends were delighted to be able to view a selection …Continue reading →

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Travel back 500 years with rare Hebrew book from New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | This early commentary on the Pentateuch, published in 1514 has travelled all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition “1514. The Book. 2014“. On display until April …Continue reading →

Treasures of New College Library – Andrew Melville’s Bible TAGS: | | | | | One of the pleasures of being a librarian is the serendipity of discovering something special on the shelves whilst engaged in looking for something completely different. Whilst looking at materials about the Congregational …Continue reading →

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Picture puzzles from the Paterson Bible Collection at New College Library TAGS: | | | I’m delighted to be able to report that all 278 items in the Paterson Bible Collection at New College Library are now catalogued online. This collection turned up a number of surprises for …Continue reading →

Missionary to the North – The Paterson Bible Collection TAGS: | | | | | | | In early 2014 we began work to catalogue the Paterson Bible Collection, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Projects at New College Library. This collection of over 300 Bibles in …Continue reading →

Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. New College Library, Inglis 23.

Chinese rare books on display for Peking University at Edinburgh Day TAGS: | | | | | | New College Library was part of the University of Edinburgh’s Peking at Edinburgh day on Monday 18 November with a display of Chinese items from our Special Collections. These included the beautiful …Continue reading →

King James Bible, 1611

In the beginning was the word : Bibles at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | Yesterday we were pleased to welcome staff and students on exchange from Dartmouth College, USA to a classroom session viewing items from New College Library’s historic Bibles collection. Examples included a …Continue reading →

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New College Library’s Torah Scroll TAGS: | | | | | | | | New College Library’s Torah Scroll (Pentateuch) was on display to visitors today in the Funk Reading Room. Scrolls such as these are an integral part of Jewish communal life, being …Continue reading →

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New Cambridge History of the Bible – and more TAGS: | | | | | The online version of the New Cambridge History of the Bible  : From 600 to 1450  by Richard Marsden, E. Ann Matter is now available to University of Edinburgh users …Continue reading →

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Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception TAGS: | | | | University of Edinburgh users  now have trial access to Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (De Gruyter) – trial ends 8 March. Find the link at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials The Encyclopedia …Continue reading →

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