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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'Captain'

December 22, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I initially purchased this as a gift, based on the...

I initially purchased this as a gift, based on the strength of the short description provided in the advertisement. Once I received it, and read through the 'Forward, Acknowledgements', and particularly the 'History of..., and the Conservation' parts, I was truly impressed. The feedback I've received from those receiving this edition as a gift has been nothing less than highly complimentary. This work has provided additional insight into the thought process used by Thomas Jefferson, and further confirms him as a brilliant American thinker. I will likely acquire additional copies in the future to provide to other family and friends. Thank you for your efforts. Highland, CA

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ahrgees

December 20, 2011

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 TJ did what I thought someone should do, but I did...

TJ did what I thought someone should do, but I didn't know he did it until now... useful information, whether you are Christian of not, using Jesus as a teacher, without the over-arching 'religious belief' requirement. If you think Jesus had good and important lessons to teach, and things to say, this book is for you...good scholarship on the principles of good and kind living, and giving.... Thanks TJ Andover, Ct.

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Marv

December 19, 2011

Customer Rating: 1 out of 5 The book was much smaller than I envisioned. The p...

The book was much smaller than I envisioned. The print is so small I have difficulty reading - my vision is 20/20 corrected with glasses and I normally have no problem reading. Kansas City, Mo.

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peanut

December 18, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This bible is unique and historic because Thomas J...

This bible is unique and historic because Thomas Jefferson compiled it. I am a history lover and that's why it appealed to me. Tyler, TX

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historybuff

December 17, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 A beautifully crafted smaller tome that combines a...

A beautifully crafted smaller tome that combines art, history, culture and religion. Very attractive and a delight to read especially if you have interest in comparing four languages at once. My only slight disappointment was to learn it was printed in China. I would have gladly paid the difference to have it "Printed in America." Michigan

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DWPW

December 14, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Outstanding replica of a little known historical d...

Outstanding replica of a little known historical document. Colorado Rockies

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happy

December 14, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 gift, interesting, smaller than I expected....

gift, interesting, smaller than I expected. brandon, fl

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jjbindy

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 the volume is a fabulous addition to the library o...

the volume is a fabulous addition to the library of any american history student indianapolis, indiana

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Lyn

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Reading/reference book. Amazing compilation that...

Reading/reference book. Amazing compilation that shows the genius of Thomas Jefferson. Florida

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