Revolutionary Bibles

Friday, 1 April 2011 - Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Time: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Christ Church, 2nd & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Organisation: Christ Church, Philadelphia
Topic: Bible


In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Christ Church Philadelphia has mounted an exhibit of its rare Bibles including a 1717 “Vinegar” Bible printed by John Baskett; Isaac Collins’ 1791 Bible, the first to be printed in New Jersey, and Matthew Carey’s 1811 King James Bible printed in Philadelphia. The Library Company of Philadelphia has lent a 1611 first edition of the King James Bible and the Harriton Association has lent Charles Thomson’s translation of the New Testament from the Greek, printed by Jane Aitken in 1808, believed to be the first printed by a woman in the New World.

Also included in the exhibit are examples of Bibles printed in various languages, Latin, German, and Hebrew, as well as Latin notes on the New Testament from 1591 and smaller pocket sized editions of the Bible that have been published over the years.

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