Wikipedia:WikiProject Bible

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WikiProject Bible

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Some Wikipedians have formed Wikiproject Bible to better organize information in articles related to The Bible. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians.

As a group, we do not prefer any particular tradition or interpretation of the Bible, but endeavor that all Biblical teachings, historical accounts, and prophecy are fairly and accurately represented. If you'd like to join and become a part of this project, sign the Membership Page.


Tasks

These are some things you can do to improve the quality of Wikipedia coverage of the Bible.

  1. Attract attention from editors interested in the Bible and Bible-related topics.
  2. Look over the recent changes list for recent improvements to articles, other changes, and vandalism.
  3. Create collaborative projects to systematically improve coverage.
    • Possibly including:
    1. A regular collaboration.
    2. Adopted Topic, where a suite of topically related articles are targeted for improvement until there's a consensus to move on to a new topic. (see here)
    3. Article Review, for articles nominated by members for wider review. In this case the new ones go at the top and sink as new ones are added. (see here)
  4. Improve the {{WikiProject Bible}} banner that goes at the head of Talk Pages to handle tags for unreferenced, copyedit needed, cleanup needed, expansion needed, and POV warning.
  5. Help the Maintenance Department
    1. Add more reward templates or barnstars (awards can be found here, and have people in the task force actually watching logs and rewarding key contributors.
  6. List of Good Projects to look at and copy from.
    1. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Judaism
    2. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Christianity This whole layout came from this one.
    3. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history
  7. Use commons:Category:Bible for majority of uploaded media.
  8. Assess the articles that fall within the project's scope through the Assessment unit, making it easier to know how the various articles with which the project deals with stand.
  9. Add all pages that fall within the scope of this project to the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Bible/Articles by category
  10. Patrol the list at recent changes for recent improvements, vandalism, or other changes to these articles.


Departments

  • Assessment Department - These editors work to assess and categorize articles within the scope of the Bible project. If you'd like to help, sign your name below like this ::*~~~~.
Membership:*intelatitalk 00:15, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Maintenance Department - These editors work to maintain the project page, work groups, subpages, portal, etc. If you'd like to help, sign your name below like this ::*~~~~.
Membership:
  • Outreach Department - These editors work to recruit and welcome new editors to the project. If you'd like to help, sign your name below like this ::*~~~~.
Membership:
  • --Gniniv (talk) 08:18, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Peer Review Department - These editors work to improve specific articles within the scope of the Bible Project. If you'd like to help, sign your name below like this ::*~~~~.
Membership:

Article Alerts

Articles for deletion
Categories for discussion
Requests for comments


Article assessments

Listing of Bible articles by quality
Article assessment


Recognized content

The articles listed below have all been recognized by the wikipedia community and are all related to at least one of the Bible-related WikiProjects.

FA Featured articles

Featured lists

Featured images

Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Bible/Featured images

GA Good articles

DYK Did you knows (DYKs)

The following items all appeared in the Wikipedia:Main page's Did You Know section:

Former featured articles

Former good articles

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team selections

The following articles within the scope of this project have been selected by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team for inclusion in one or more release versions.


Categories

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Bible


Templates

The following templates can be used on pages in Wikipedia to associate them with the Bible WikiProject. Click on a template's title to see a sample of what it produces when included on a page.

Main templates

{{Portal|Bible}}

{{WikiProject Bible}}

{{User WikiProject Bible}}

Stub templates

{{Bible-stub}}


Images


Creating a New Article

11 easy steps to producing at least a B article
Starting from scratch and want to know how to take it from "0 to 60"? Follow these helpful tips! Some parts are also useful for already-existing articles.

Type a title:
and click "Create page"


  1. Create a new page.
  2. Create an outline for the article you started:
  3. Add the appropriate infobox.
  4. Add the {{Bibleportal}} to the article and the {{BibleWikiProject}} template to the Talk page.
  5. Populate your article with images such as obtained from Wikimedia Commons, image list, or by posting a request for an image from other Wikipedians.
  6. Add the appropriate categories.
    • Since categories at the bottom of the articles interwiki linked in your article may be appropriate to place in your article, go through each interwiki link in your article and review the categories at the bottom of the linked article for inclusion in your article.
  7. Confirm that the interwiki links, footnotes, and external (non-wiki) links in your article go where you want them to go.
  8. Post an article request at Wikipedia:Requested articles for each broken (red) interwiki link in your article OR remove the double brackets around the broken interwiki link OR write that article as well (these are your only three choices).
  9. Publicize your article by ...
  10. Request peer review of your article ONLY after you believe that you completed all the above steps.
  11. Relax! and take a break if you reached this point. You deserve it!


Goals

  1. Unify the presentations of the Biblical canon (cf. Apocrypha, Books of the Bible, Septuagint, Old Testament, New Testament).
  2. Unify presentation of the individual books of the Bible.
  3. Keep Bible translations pages in order.

As with any Wikipedia project, be aware of other sources and consolidate information in the appropriate places. Collaborate with related projects, wikis, and websites and be respectful of people's differing opinions. See particularly WikiProjects Judaism and Countering systemic bias in religion

Please discuss any goal changes in the talk page. For reference, there is also an archive of this topic.


Project navigation


Members


If you would like to be a member of the project, sign your name below, after the last signee, with "# ~~~~" (four tildes)

Members can also feel free to add {{User WikiProject Bible}} to their user pages.

  1. Nick Sayers I run http://www.textus-receptus.com 03:21, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
  2. Hatashe Hasanuzzaman (talk) 23:20, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  3. Mpolo
  4. Jewbacca 18:16, Sep 14, 2004 (UTC)
  5. Phil179 03:41, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)
  6. E=MC^2 21:00, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC) In retrospect, I don't know enough of the Christian POV.
    Why is that a problem? You would make an excellent reviewer. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:37, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  7. ChanochGruenman 23:50, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  8. Ta bu shi da yu 03:37, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC) - very happy to be involved in this!
  9. Nathan Larson 05:03, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  10. brenneman(t)(c) 00:15, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
  11. Doc (?) 11:05, 30 July 2005 (UTC) happy to help out - if anything is actually happening here
  12. Peter Kirby I would like to continue working on biblical studies-type articles, and this seems like a good project.
  13. KHM03 18:48, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
  14. Virtualalphamale I'm a freshman religion and biology major. This seems like a project I would like to be involved in. 14:31, 14 December 2005
  15. Clinkophonist I'm a waiter but I read about the Bible a lot. 17:26, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
  16. Steve Caruso 15:45, 31 March 2006 (UTC) - My focus is 1st Century (and earlier) dialects of Aramaic, and I am a Religion and Informatics doublemajor at Rutgers University.
  17. jrcagle 02:23, 26 April 2006 (UTC) - About to graduate from Reformed Theological Seminary. Areas of interest: Pauline epistles, translation, literary criticism. Happy to help; not a lot of free time.
  18. Ephilei 19:19, 22 May 2006 (UTC) Undergrad general religion major at Greenville College. Have a unhealthy obsession with organization and detail.
  19. Pianoman24 - 10:02, 22 May 2006 (UTC) - love to help with a youthful catholic view
  20. J. J. 20:56, 24 May 2006 (UTC) - Interested in standardizing project practices and consolidating/collaborating information from other sources.
  21. Tetobigbro06:22, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
  22. Ariedartin 08:11, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  23. ReverendG 01:21, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  24. Elatanatari 21:30, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
  25. BigDT 00:47, 27 August 2006 (UTC) - Portal:Bible, some theology articles
  26. Znuttyone 15:03, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  27. Chris5897 16:39, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  28. Abishai 03:14, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
  29. Hoshie 23:33, 14 November 2006 (UTC) - Interested in the translation and various versions of the Bible...
  30. --Sir james paul 18:18, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  31. Badbilltucker 21:36, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  32. Bossi 02:37, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  33. Askbros 11:23, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  34. Vassyana 10:21, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  35. Patricknoddy (talk · contribs)
  36. Captain panda
  37. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 21:16, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  38. User:Teedium Hey! Just part of some religion call Christianity mabye you have heard of it?
  39. Polymathematics 04:13, 28 March 2007 (UTC) - agnostic religious studies major, perhaps providing a different perspective?
  40. kljenni jehovahs witnesses
  41. Seraphim84 06:07, 26 April 2007 (UTC) - This project sounds interesting. I will see what I can do to help.
  42. Alastair Haines 13:48, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
  43.  DangerousNerd  talk 00:47, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
  44. Zrallo, 14 June 2007
  45. Laleenatalk to me contributions to Wikipedia20:08, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
  46. User:Baxterguy 29 June 2007
  47. User:Jack1956 9 July 2007
  48. John Carter 19:14, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  49. User:fusek71 29 August 2007
  50. User:teclontz 12 September 2007
  51. JodyB Roll, Tide, Roll 14:16, 27 September 2007 (UTC) This is my real-world area of expertise including B.A and M.A. in Bible/Theology from Freed-Hardeman University andSouthern Christian University.
  52. Dixonsej 10:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
  53. 13:20, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  54. --Java7837 (talk) 19:55, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
  55. User:Two-face Jackie 8 December 2007'
  56. User: Majestysquest 17 December 2007
  57. Canihaveacookie - Mar. 3, 2008 - Bible-reading Christian
  58. HopeChrist (talk) 21:27, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  59. --Taiwan boi (talk) 14:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC) I am a Calvinist Christian and really like to tell people about the gospel, the fall of man, and the doctrines of grace.
  60. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 12:23, 10 June 2008 (UTC) Manuscripts of the New Testament, the text-types of NT.
  61. User:Kristamaranatha 23 February 2008
  62. RJRocket53 (talk) 02:10, 15 March 2008 (UTC) I am part of Wikiproject Christianity, and would like to join this too.
  63. Observer99 (talk) 00:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  64. Shamanchill (talk) 18:26, 16 April 2008
  65. Feline Hymnic (talk) 22:20, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
  66. Janet1983 (talk)
  67. Kraftlos (talk) 18:27, 11 July 2008 (PDT)
  68. Witr (talk) 00:59, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  69. Willking1979 (talk) 14:58, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  70. Covinben (talk) 00:24, 18 November 2008 (UTC) My focus is Early Christian Languages, Biblical Text, and Exegetical Tradition. I have a special interest and emphasis on Discourse Analysis and the Jerusalem letters.
  71. Dcollins52([[User talk: Dcollins52|talk}})16:27, 28 November 2008 (UTC) I am a Christian and know a ton of stuff about the Bible, but I am not exactly a Bible buff.
  72. Lamorak (talk) 04:45, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  73. Gr8opinionater (talk) 20:07, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  74. LovesMacs (talk) 00:00, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  75. CoppBob (talk) 02:10, 6 February 2009 (UTC) Broad-minded member of the Episcopal Church
  76. --Inawe (talk) 14:01, 13 February 2009 (UTC) Instructor HGEU Odessa
  77. Enigmaticjew
  78. Timlight 15:37, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  79. BillyJack193 (talk) 18:40, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  80. Hendersonsage (talk) 12:32, 7 June 2009 (UTC)I'm a religion major at UNC Pembroke. I have a broad area of expertise including; Higher Criticism (especially source criticism), How the Bible was written/History of the Bible, Different cannons and there development, Historical/cultural back ground of Old/New Testament, and Apocrypha and Psuedepigrapha (especially the Gospel of Thomas).
  81. Arlen22 (talk) 20:37, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  82. Muzhogg (talk) 21:03, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  83. Juliecwilson (talk) 19:47, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
  84. --Starstriker7(Talk) 15:06, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
  85. Jaden1138 (talk) 15:08, 16 July 2009 (UTC) I am a Non-Denominational Evangelical Christian with a love for the Bible and for people. Also I graduated with honors in English from high school so I can help by correcting English spelling and grammatical errors when I see them. I am also a self-taught graphic artist and if I am needed, I can create graphics for this site. But I may need help with copyrighting. I do have a Creative Commons Copyright account for my artwork, if that is useful here.
  86. Lrnngrbc (talk)
  87. Softtaco (talk) 18:50, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
  88. Rak-Tai Rak-Tai (talk) 05:30, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
  89. Enniferjay (talk) 23:44, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  90. [[Mrjeremister (talk) 17:20, 12 September 2009 (UTC)]]
  91. Samcan (talk) 14:55, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  92. Jan (talk) 14:50, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  93. Ari (talk) 10:27, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  94. Sean (talk || contribs) 05:41, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  95. Hutcher (talk) 19:09, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
  96. --Theophil (talk) 16:31, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
  97. Hmccasla (talk to me) 02:30, 17 April 2010 (UTC)#
  98. yikesshaggy Theologian and thinker from Dorset 23:21, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  99. N432138 (talk) 16:56, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  100. counselorhertz (talk) 01:11, 26 May 2010 (UTC)Attorney and biblical scholar. Juris doctor from Simon Greenleaf University SOL; biblical studies and historicity of bible, apologetics.
  101. 1way
  102. Qizix
  103. --Gniniv (talk) 05:11, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
  104. Belibabi-aśah-Jehu' (talk) 17:08, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  105. Dauster (talk) 09:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  106. Big Roger (talk) 03:45, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  107. Dixiedebva (talk) 23:11, 13 November 2010 (UTC) Christian Art Collector/Dealer
  108. Michael Paul Heart (talk) 19:03, 15 December 2010 (UTC) 64 years old. At age 29 adult convert to the Lord Jesus Christ (Catholic, Latin Rite) Amateur historian/anthropologist / amateur Bible scholar/researcher (only means I haven't published anything!) also interested in Judeo-Christian apologetics. Favorite English versions: RSVCE & DV (LXX connection), and have on hand the KJV and The Complete Parallel Bible with the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books: NRSV, REB, NAB, NJB, Oxford University Press, 1993; also The Works of Josephus (Whiston) and two English translations of Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History (C. F. Cruse, 1874, and Loeb Classical Library version, 2 vol, 1926, 1932.), with Paul L. Meier's abbreviated version "Eusebius: The Church History", 1999, Kregel Publications; and The Catechism of the Council of Trent (TAN Publishers), The Baltimore Catechism Number 3, 1885, 1901, 1929, The Sixteen Documents of Vatican II (© 1999, Daughters of Saint Paul), and Catechism of The Catholic Church, 2nd edition, 1997, 2000.
  109. DonaldRichardSands (talk) 05:19, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  110. Andrewa (talk) 16:51, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  111. Nadanon (talk) 14:23, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
  112. EncycloPetey (talk) 03:56, 10 December 2011 (UTC) Since I'm working, I might as well list myself. I have a minor in Biblical Studies, and have taught Bible customs, the history of the Jewish kingdoms, the exile / return, and the major prophets. I have a good knowledge of Latin, and some experience with Koine Greek. I own several translations in several languages.
  113. JohnChrysostom (talk) 02:10, 18 December 2011 (UTC) I've a BA in Philosophy and Comparative Religions, and am pursuing graduate studies as a Latin-rite Catholic seminarian. I can read Pseudo-Attic (i.e. Plato) and Koine Greek as well as Classical, Medieval, and Ecclesiastical Latin. Study of the Bible is a personal passion, rivaling my passion for philosophy, theology and ancient history. I own all of the major and most of the minor English translations (DRC, KJV, ASV, Knox, CCD, RSV, RSV-CE, RSV-2CE, Jerusalem Bible, NAB, NIV 1984, NASB, NKJV, NJB, REB, NRSV, NLT, OSB, NETS, NABRE, etc.), several versions in other languages, the Clementina and Nova Vulgatae, as well as most of the Greek source texts (W&H, NA27/UBS4, TR, Hodges-Farstad Majority Text, Rahlf's Septuagint, Brenton's LXX), with the exception of the Gottingen LXX. I have on hand also most ancient pagan and Jewish sources referring to the Christians or Jesus, the 38-volume collection of the Fathers, etc. if anyone needs anything referenced. If I would have to declare areas of expertise or specialty in specifically Biblical studies (without crossing in to theology or ecclesiastical history or the Fathers, where there is some overlap), it would be in the LXX, the OT canon, the non-canonical texts of the intertestamental and NT periods/pseudepigrapha, and the NT canon, with several other subjects in close proximity.
  114. Sacalvo (talk) 04:15, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
  115. JovanPayes (talk) B.A. in Bible, and current graduate student at Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, Tenn.). Serving as a local evangelist in Livingston, California.
  116. Quarkgluonsoup (talk) 19:17, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
  117. ReformedArsenal (talk) 16:13, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  118. DoctorLazarusLong (talk) 16:13, 20 March 2012 (UTC) Anthropology major, but long standing student of Biblical exegesis. Wrote my last major capstone essay on what the canonical Bible says about the afterlife vs what has come into Christian afterlife mythos from other sources.
  119. Drchrisheard (talk) 23:52, 24 August 2012 (UTC) Assoc. Prof. of Religion at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Areas of specialty: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, especially Genesis and other narrative texts.
  120. Dewey420 (talk) 04:10, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
  121. Lopezjaylo98 (talk) 01:00, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
  122.   — Jason Sosa 19:06, 9 October 2012 (UTC), Interests are in critical analysis of Book of Genesis, Book of Daniel, Book of Revelation
  123. Bottleofink (talk) 20:47, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
  124. Peterkp (talk) 10:58, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
  125. Sosthenes12 (talk) 15:41, 7 January 2013
  126. Rhegium (talk) 19:08, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  127. Božidar 08:29, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  128. Evenssteven (talk) 02:48, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
  129. ScitDeitalk 03:51, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
  130. Abishai 300 (talk) 05:16, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
  131. SlothMcCarty (talk) 02:27, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
  132. TheBoof97 (talk) 14:40, 8 February 2014 (PST)
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