Does anyone know whether there has been any study of the history of use of quotation marks in English Bibles? It seems that they were resisted for longer in Bibles than in other works, but are now compulsory, a fact which has both advantages and disadvantages.
I have a few specific questions:
Which was the first English Bible to have them?
What is the earliest analogy to the English quotation mark to be found within biblical manuscripts?
Are there languages in Roman script, whose Bibles are still resisting them?