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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Lisa

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I purchased this as a gift, and am back to order o...

I purchased this as a gift, and am back to order one for myself because I didn't want to let this one go. This is beautifully done and so authentic to Jefferson's original. I love the little fold out notes that are included in the reproduction. I highly recommend this for either history buffs or Biblical scholars. Dallas, TX

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Connie

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I bought The Jefferson Bible as a gift for my sist...

I bought The Jefferson Bible as a gift for my sister who loves everything Jefferson. A friend of mine found this online and forwarded the link to me. Since it is a gift I haven't removed the plastic wrapping. Once it's opened and I see my sister's reaction, I'll be able to be able to review The Jefferson Bible. Springfield, VA

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adri_pink

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 There are many things that attracted me to order t...

There are many things that attracted me to order the Jefferson Bible...mostly, I was intrigued to see what he appreciated of Jesus' teachings. After receiving the book, there are many features I liked...the size of the book is perfect, as the beautiful scroll detail on the outside. I liked the plastic sleeve and the restoration explanation was very insightful...helps you understand and appreciate all the work that went into this book and to all ancient books as well. My only issue is it being made in [*]?!?!? There are so many unemployed persons in this country, who would've enjoyed taking part in this interesting project. NYC

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Don

December 12, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Christmas gift for my fiance...

Christmas gift for my fiance Alaska

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Pat

December 11, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy fully t...

I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy fully this part of the mind of Thomas Jefferson. I am grateful to learn that he believed that what Jesus taught was "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man." I am grateful for this light shed on Thomas Jefferson. Oregon

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Doug

December 11, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I've seen other editions of the "Jefferson Bible"...

I've seen other editions of the "Jefferson Bible" elsewhere, but none as comprehensive nor as authentic as this one. Not just a "reprint", this is a genuine facsimile of Thomas Jefferson's original clipped extracts from the King James Version of the New Testament, complete with parallel text clippings in French, Latin and the original Greek. Jefferson's marginal commentaries have been preserved, and the introductory essays on the History of the Jefferson Bible, and the Conservation of the original to produce this magnificent Smithsonian edition are highly informative. I like this brand-new, affordable edition so much I bought two - one for myself and one as a Christmas gift for my 91-year-old father. I know he'll be thrilled. Houston, Texas

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abs8535

December 11, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The Jefferson Bible has been beautifully assembled...

The Jefferson Bible has been beautifully assembled to reflect the life of Jesus in a chronological order. It is a wonderful replica of Jefferson's Bible and so interesting to see how he combined the Synoptic Gospels into his own version with each verse marked to indicate from which Gospel it had come. I have found it useful in my New Testament studies. Pacific Palisades, CA

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Father or Padre

December 11, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 For theological discussion...

For theological discussion Carthage, MO

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Vanfol

November 28, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Nice cover and informative introduction...

Nice cover and informative introduction Ohio

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