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Tiny church finds original King James Bible

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Tiny church finds original King James Bible

Post by Rowan » Mon April 25th, 2011, 9:33 pm

Nothing like having something that historical sitting right under your nose and not really believing it's real. LOL
A little English village church has just made a remarkable discovery.

The ornate old Bible that had been sitting in plain view on a table near the last row of pews for longer than anyone could remember is an original King James Bible - one of perhaps 200 surviving 400-year-old original editions of arguably the most important book ever printed in English.

In fact, the Bible at St. Laurence Church in Hilmarton, England, was sitting right under a hand-lettered sign saying it was an original.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 25th, 2011, 10:12 pm

Very cool! Loved the hand-carved oak cover.

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Post by Michy » Mon April 25th, 2011, 10:38 pm

I just saw on the 'net earlier today, that a bookseller somewhere in Utah came across a 400-year-old book from Germany.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:41 am

[quote=""Michy""]I just saw on the 'net earlier today, that a bookseller somewhere in Utah came across a 400-year-old book from Germany.[/quote]

Actually it's older than that. It's a chronicle of the world's history from Biblical days up until the publication date of 1493. Originally from Nuremburg, Germany and had been gathering dust in an attic in Utah for decades.

Awesome revelation for that little church, and a gorgeous cover on it!
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Post by Divia » Wed April 27th, 2011, 1:45 am

Thats a neat find :)
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Wed April 27th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Does anyone know how the Nuremburg book ended up in Utah?

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed April 27th, 2011, 7:05 pm

It seems to have been handed down through the family for generations, Alisha. The current owner inherited it from an uncle or great uncle.

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