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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TJ Girl

November 18, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The art and science that allowed conservators and...

The art and science that allowed conservators and the restoration team to recreate the original, to which we are now able to have our own "copy" is a wonderful decision by the Smithsonian to follow thru with the public at large. I am sorry if you didn't have the opportunity to attend the lecture on November 15, which only further "illuminated" the almost religious fervor which the teams brought to bear -- and, in addition, to meet Mr. Jefferson himself ! The facsimile Jefferson Bible is beautifully rendered and is an excellent gift for yourself or another. Washington, D.C.

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Bill

November 16, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 It was an excellent Christmas present for my daugh...

It was an excellent Christmas present for my daughter. Melbourne, Australia

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angel

November 10, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This is a beautiful book. I am so pleased that I...

This is a beautiful book. I am so pleased that I ordered it. We will thoroughly enjoy reading Jeffersons selections from Jesus' teachings. It will make a great little book for selecting scriptures for private as well aspublic devotions. Colorado Springs, CO

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Woodhand

November 8, 2011

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Gives great insight into Jefferson's mind. See th...

Gives great insight into Jefferson's mind. See the work of one of the few US Presidents to read English, French, Greek and Latin. rural Michigan

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