Friday, May 21, 2004
Who Owns the Bible
I'm still trying to figure out a little quandary. How can a corporation like Zondervan, Holman, or Crossway copyright the Bible? In one sense I see that they have an investment in the publication. If they made it public domain all their competitors would benefit from the publication of the same scripture version. At the same time, how can anyone own the rights to the Bible? How can the United Bible Society own the original Greek and Hebrew? Of course if you take away the revelatory nature of the book, its easy for me. The real problem is that God has given us the Bible, so who can say that they own the publication rights to it?