David Parker speaks at the Hay Festival

David Parker speaking at the Hay Festival

Professor David Parker spoke at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival this week, as part of the Birmingham Speakers programme.

His presentation on The World's Oldest Bible, How Technology Shapes Belief was reported in today's Daily Telegraph:

Hay Festival 2013: Digital Bible will be 'personalised'  Speaking at the Hay Festival, the country's leading Biblical scholar has claimed that people will download the versions of the Bible they like best, perhaps even mixing and matching different readings.

The full article includes various thoughts on the impact of modern technology on the way the Bible is read and understood, reflecting several of the projects currently underway at ITSEE.

Photograph of text within the Codex Sinaiticus