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Jefferson Bible conserved and digitized

December 8, 2011


The conservation of the Jefferson Bible, aka The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, a philosophical re-editing of the New Testament Jefferson cut and pasted together from Bibles in four languages (English, French, Greek and Latin), is complete. Conservators from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History began the process in March after a detailed survey and laboratory tests determined that in order to keep the volume from falling apart, the pages would have to be removed, the binding altered and all the damage repaired before the book was put back together and kept in oxygen-free storage for the rest of its days…. Read story»

Click here for the Jefferson Bible (or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth) online»
(Note you can enlarge or shrink the page view by using the scroll ball on your mouse and you can click “show the transcription” in the upper right corner of the page to have the text of the page show up in easier to read type.

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