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The Saint John's Bible: A Bible for the 21st Century


Mar 15 4:00 PM - Mar 15 5:00 PM

A timeless work of sacred art…a legacy to inspire future generations

A presentation by David Allaway
Director of the Heritage Program at Saint John’s University

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey over in 500 years. It took six scribes, six artists, and a team of scholars, all working under the direction of Donald Jackson, Senior Scribe to Queen Elizabeth II, 15 years to complete.

Saint John’s University has created the Heritage Edition, a very high quality facsimile manuscript. A volume from the Heritage Edition, Gospels & Acts, will be on display before and after the presentation.

Contact: Barbara Hood

Website: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/news/index.aspx#20170224B

Location: Judaica Suite, 2nd floor Smathers Library (East)

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