The Jefferson Bible

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The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus’ life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Bibles—two each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original.

An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson’s intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis’s essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.

Museum Story

The red leather book resides in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Behring Center. The Thomas Jefferson Bible is on exhibit at the Albert H. Small Documents Gallery in the National Museum of American History.

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208 pages, full color reproduction of the original Jefferson Bible containing 4 languages.

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RetLTC

October 8, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful...

Beautiful West Virginia

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Dodidama

June 17, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Wonderful read...great insight of the Bible and Je...

Wonderful read...great insight of the Bible and Jefferson. Hudson, Fl

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Ancient

June 14, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 A great addition for me to add to my collection of...

A great addition for me to add to my collection of Bibles and deep interest in history. Texas

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Dan AK

April 10, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The Smithsonian did an awesome job with this book....

The Smithsonian did an awesome job with this book. It had the look of the original. Impressive detail. Thank you, Smithsonian! Delta Junction, Alaska

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Mrs. K

January 10, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought this as a gift for my friend who is a Chr...

I bought this as a gift for my friend who is a Christian and an aficionado of all things early-American. It is a lovely piece, and I was proud to give it. She seemed pleased to receive it. Chicago, IL

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Norie

December 23, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 It is a very interesting book! We leave it out for...

It is a very interesting book! We leave it out for whomever is visiting; family or friends. Discussion with them is an option regarding the contents, the history, the education and it is entertaining. Green town, Pa.

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Garden bug

October 25, 2013

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 I bought this for my father and can't wait for his...

I bought this for my father and can't wait for his birthday to come so I can see his reaction. The replication is pretty amazing as the other reviewers noted. I was a little disappointed that it can't be opened flat more than it can, but that's due to the piece's narrow depth. Very well done. Midwest

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mhflorida

December 20, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This was a gift. (he hasn't opened yet but he love...

This was a gift. (he hasn't opened yet but he loves any Jeffersonian! Florida

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kal

November 29, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 will make a great christmas gift for my beloved hi...

will make a great christmas gift for my beloved history buff alexandria va 2

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