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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Bob

February 16, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Based on a realilistic look at the bible....

Based on a realilistic look at the bible. Jenks, OK

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Seeker

February 11, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This wonderful book satisfies on many levels. The...

This wonderful book satisfies on many levels. The description of the restoration process that has saved the original work for future generations was educational. The history lesson on the creation of the Bible provides an intimate view of Jefferson. You recognize the story as being timeless as you relate it to current events. Finally, the quality of the reproduction conveys the feeling that the great thinker has shared a special gift with you. Quite a find. California

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KY. Girl

January 26, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This book is not only a beautiful reproduction, it...

This book is not only a beautiful reproduction, it is a reminder of the principles and ideas that informed our nation though one of our most important founding fathers. This book is an absolute BARGAIN at [$]. Every American would benefit by reading it. Kentucky

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SCann

January 1, 2012

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought this as a gift for my husband and he love...

I bought this as a gift for my husband and he loves it! He hadn't yet heard that Smithsonian was reissuing the Jefferson Bible and was thrilled to receive it. It is simply, yet beautifully, bound and makes a great addition to our library. Tulsa

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nlh

December 31, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 We were impressed with the quality of the binding....

We were impressed with the quality of the binding. Like that this volume has Jefferson's notes and foreign language entries. Eastern Shore of Maryland

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Biggy

December 26, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Jefferson is an interesting character. The work h...

Jefferson is an interesting character. The work he did making this book, and the comparisons between languages is fascinating, and informative. I will recommend this book. California

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Jill

December 26, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 We bought 2 Jeffersion Bibles as gifts. Both reci...

We bought 2 Jeffersion Bibles as gifts. Both recipients thought they were wonderful! Comments were that it was so interesting to see Jefferson's handwriting and to see his thought process. Alabama

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Connie reads

December 26, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 An insight into how Thomas Jefferson's great mind...

An insight into how Thomas Jefferson's great mind worked. The only thing I did not like was that the price of the book was on the back cover in such a way that it could not be removed or hidden. I gave the book as a gift and didn't want the price tag to be displayed in that way. Evanston, Illinois

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G

December 25, 2011

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 It was a great gift for someone who appreciates Hi...

It was a great gift for someone who appreciates History and the Word of God. Chino Hills

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