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Video: Library hosts hand-drawn, illustrated Bible

November  18, 2013

The community is invited to an open house to view the full set of The St. John's Bible at the Tredway Library from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, and hear a lecture on the subject at 7 p.m. in Larson Hall, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.

The Saint John's Bible is a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned in 1998. Production was completed in 2011. It is divided into seven volumes and is 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open. It is made of vellum, with 160 illuminations.

A Heritage Edition reproduction of the Saint John's Bible will be on display Nov. 18-Dec. 15 on the main floor of Tredway Library and open to the public during regular library hours. The exhibit also features 10 framed illuminations from The Saint John's Bible.

Two volumes of the Bible will remain at Augustana through the spring 2014 term.