Gallery of quotations

Quotations of or allusions to the Bible in newspapers from the nineteenth and early twentieth-century United States were widely varied. This gallery contains examples of the more interesting kinds, intended to give concrete examples of the millions of quotations this project has identified. While the bulk of this site is intended to help understand the patterns and trends by which the Bible was quoted, each of these quotations is a text worthy of interpretation itself. You can use this gallery as an introductory guide to the ways that newspapers made use of the Bible.

When using this gallery you can do the following:

  • Follow the link for a specific reference to be taken to the trend line for that verse, which will also provide you links to other quotations of that verse.
  • Follow the link to Chronicling America to see the quotation in the context of the newspaper page.