WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE BIBLE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive Bible in the world?
With so many versions and beliefs
surrounding the Bible, one rarely thinks about how much one costs. People
instead tend to think about the meanings and stories within the Holy book. But a
Bible that is currently being displayed at Saint John’s Abbey and University is
changing the way one thinks about Bibles.
Copies of the Bible were once written by hand in
calligraphy but that had all changed with the invention of the printing press.
The press made it easier and faster to mass-produce copies and doing so by hand
was no longer required. However, an artist by the name of Donald Jackson still
had the dream of writing a Bible out by hand using calligraphy and so, Saint
John’s hired him to do just that.
The Saint John’s Bible as it’s known, is huge in
everything from how it was produced to its actual size. It stands two feet tall
and is three feet tall and is over one thousand pages in length. The book is
bound in seven different volumes. The calligraphy was written on vellum and the
quills that were used as writing instruments were dipped in inks and pigments
that were all handmade. The Saint John’s Bible has also been coated in gold and
Many important decisions had to be made with the
creation of this Bible but the hardest was deciding what version of the Bible
would be used. It was finally decided that because the New Revised Standard
Version was the version most accepted by Christian churches and so this was the
With a sale price of $130,000, this is truly the
most expensive Bible in the world.
World's Most Expensive Bible
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