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Some Wikipedians have formed a project 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. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and/or sign up on the list of participants below.



  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.


This WikiProject aims primarily to organize information concerning the Bible, particularly sorting out the various canons of Scripture, formatting, etc. Please cite as necessary. All these articles should be contained in the Category:Bible or one of its subcategories.


List of Participants[edit]

  1. Hatashe Hasanuzzaman (talk) 23:20, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. Mpolo
  3. Jewbacca 18:16, Sep 14, 2004 (UTC)
  4. Phil179 03:41, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)
  5. 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)
  6. ChanochGruenman 23:50, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  7. Ta bu shi da yu 03:37, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC) - very happy to be involved in this!
  8. Nathan Larson 05:03, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  9. brenneman(t)(c) 00:15, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
  10. Doc (?) 11:05, 30 July 2005 (UTC) happy to help out - if anything is actually happening here
  11. Peter Kirby I would like to continue working on biblical studies-type articles, and this seems like a good project.
  12. KHM03 18:48, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
  13. 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
  14. Clinkophonist I'm a waiter but I read about the Bible a lot. 17:26, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Ephilei 19:19, 22 May 2006 (UTC) Undergrad general religion major at Greenville College. Have a unhealthy obsession with organization and detail.
  18. Pianoman24 - 10:02, 22 May 2006 (UTC) - love to help with a youthful catholic view
  19. J. J. 20:56, 24 May 2006 (UTC) - Interested in standardizing project practices and consolidating/collaborating information from other sources.
  20. Ariedartin 08:11, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  21. ReverendG 01:21, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  22. Elatanatari 21:30, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
  23. BigDT 00:47, 27 August 2006 (UTC) - Portal:Bible, some theology articles
  24. Znuttyone 15:03, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  25. Chris5897 16:39, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  26. Abishai 03:14, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
  27. Hoshie 23:33, 14 November 2006 (UTC) - Interested in the translation and various versions of the Bible...
  28. --Sir james paul 18:18, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  29. Badbilltucker 21:36, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  30. Bossi 02:37, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  31. Askbros 11:23, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  32. Vassyana 10:21, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  33. Patricknoddy (talk · contribs)
  34. Captain panda
  35. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 21:16, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  36. User:Teedium Hey! Just part of some religion call Christianity mabye you have heard of it?
  37. Polymathematics 04:13, 28 March 2007 (UTC) - agnostic religious studies major, perhaps providing a different perspective?
  38. kljenni jehovahs witnesses
  39. Seraphim84 06:07, 26 April 2007 (UTC) - This project sounds interesting. I will see what I can do to help.
  40. Alastair Haines 13:48, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
  41.  DangerousNerd  talk 00:47, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
  42. Zrallo, 14 June 2007
  43. Laleenatalk to me contributions to Wikipedia 20:08, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
  44. User:Baxterguy 29 June 2007
  45. User:Jack1956 9 July 2007
  46. John Carter 19:14, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  47. User:fusek71 29 August 2007
  48. User:teclontz 12 September 2007
  49. 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 and Southern Christian University.
  50. Dixonsej 10:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
  51. 13:20, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  52. --Java7837 (talk) 19:55, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
  53. User:Two-face Jackie 8 December 2007'
  54. User: Majestysquest 17 December 2007
  55. Canihaveacookie - Mar. 3, 2008 - Bible-reading Christian
  56. HopeChrist (talk) 21:27, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  57. --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.
  58. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 12:23, 10 June 2008 (UTC) Manuscripts of the New Testament, the text-types of NT.
  59. User:Kristamaranatha 23 February 2008
  60. RJRocket53 (talk) 02:10, 15 March 2008 (UTC) I am part of Wikiproject Christianity, and would like to join this too.
  61. Observer99 (talk) 00:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  62. Shamanchill (talk) 18:26, 16 April 2008
  63. Feline Hymnic (talk) 22:20, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
  64. Janet1983 (talk)
  65. Kraftlos (talk) 18:27, 11 July 2008 (PDT)
  66. Witr (talk) 00:59, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  67. Willking1979 (talk) 14:58, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Lamorak (talk) 04:45, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  71. Gr8opinionater (talk) 20:07, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  72. LovesMacs (talk) 00:00, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  73. CoppBob (talk) 02:10, 6 February 2009 (UTC) Broad-minded member of the Episcopal Church
  74. --Inawe (talk) 14:01, 13 February 2009 (UTC) Instructor HGEU Odessa
  75. Enigmaticjew
  76. Timlight 15:37, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  77. BillyJack193 (talk) 18:40, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  78. 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).
  79. Arlen22 (talk) 20:37, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  80. Muzhogg (talk) 21:03, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


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[Discuss the format for each article based on the WikiProject. Include various categories applicable to the topic.]

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

DYK (Did You Know)s[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team selections[edit]

These articles have been selected by the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team for inclusion in one or more release versions of wikipedia. Please help ensure these articles remain at the highest possible level of quality.


  1. Reorganize by learning from some of the popular projects (e.g. [[Wikipedia:{{WPMILHIST|Military history]]).
    1. Make better use of transclusion and templates.
    2. Fill out Structure section with examples/templates of good pages.
    3. List of Good Projects to look at.
      1. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Judaism
      2. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Christianity
      3. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history
  2. Use commons:Category:Bible for majority of uploaded media.
  3. To 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.
  4. Add all pages that fall within the scope of this project to the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Bible/Articles by category
  5. Patrol the list at recent changes for recent improvements, vandalism, or other changes to these articles.

Related projects[edit]

Work groups[edit]


There is now an infobox called Template:Bible translation infobox which is eagerly waiting your comments/discussion/changes. Brusselsshrek 23:19, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

There is also an infobox called Template:New Testament manuscript infobox. For any text critical buffs who'd like to add articles, check:

for manuscripts needing a write-up. Alastair Haines 13:53, 15 May 2007 (UTC)


Please feel free to add the template {{WikiProject Bible}} to the talk pages of all articles dealing with the Bible.

Use the bibleverse template for linking to verses in footnoted references. For example:

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:17, NIV [1])

and in the references section: ^ John 3:17

There exist Ketuvim, Torah, and Nevi'im templates in use.

Here are some templates to organize some things:

see for example Ishmael and Isaac

Blubberbrein2 22:25, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

It's a bit bright and garish, is there any way to tone the colours down a bit?

I get the feeling that some (but not all) of the templates would be controversial - Islam says that the sons of Abraham happened in a different order to Judaism, for example. Clinkophonist 17:29, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

I've made a new template to cover style issues that Bible articles sometimes seem to befall. Its based on the {{In-universe}} template, which people are avoiding using because it says fact from fiction, as it would obviously have bias problems in Bible articles.

This template has been deleted:

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Clinkophonist (talkcontribs) 23:12, 1 March 2008

NOTE: Could be a good idea, but the links still go to a page talking about "fiction". They should definitely point to a more appropriate page. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 14:33, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
I have rewritten the text and re-linked it to a page talking about articles that are too technical, as well as the main Wikipedia:manual of style page. (I have also subst:ed the original template in the above entry on this talk page, for purpose of comparison between the old version, above, and the new one.) However, I think the page ought to be renamed; the current name still carries the point of view that religion is a "universe," as if it is separate from the real one; whether that point of view is valid or not, it's not for Wikipedia to decide. (talk) 01:54, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

This Template was deleted on 18:37, 10 August 2008 by Happy-Melon. The example is hard coded into the page. Arlen22 (talk) 22:47, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

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