"The Bible in Early America" on Display

"The Bible in Early America" on Display

Lynn Brock, dean of library services at Cedarville University, is pictured in the Biblical Heritage Gallery. Now through Sept. 15, Cedarville presents the exhibit "One Nation Under God: The Bible in Early America" in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

June 16, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—Perhaps your family still has a Bible that has been handed down over the years, passed from one generation to the next. In honor of that heritage — and the history and influence of God’s Word over the centuries — Cedarville University presents the exhibit “One Nation Under God: The Bible in Early America” in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies’ Biblical Heritage Gallery.

On display until Sept. 15, this exhibit includes a copy of the Geneva Bible (the Bible of the Pilgrims, printed in 1608), a page from an Eliot Algonquin Indian Bible (printed between 1660 and 1663), a page from the Bible of the Revolution (printed in 1782), a number of historical Bibles from the 18th and 19th centuries, and several 19th-century ornate family Bibles.

“The focus of the gallery is on the Scriptures — their production, preservation and distribution,” says Lynn Brock, dean of library services at Cedarville, “and on the many godly heroes who gave their energies and sometimes their lives to ensure access to God’s Word by all. The current exhibit represents a small slice of that history in its focus on the Bible in early America.”

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Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Date: Now-Sept. 15
Location: Center for Biblical and Theological Studies
Address: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio
Cost: Free and open to the public
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