Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Genealogy of Biblical Proportions

From CBC Manitoba:

University's Bible discovered to be rare first edition

Last Updated Dec 21 2005
CBC News

Scholars have discovered an old Bible in the University of Manitoba's archives is a rare first edition, first printing of the King James Bible.

"We had hoped that it was going to be a first editing, first printing, but we couldn't confirm it until now," said Dr. Shelley Sweeney, head of archives at the University of Manitoba Libraries.


Only about 50 first editions, first printings of the King James Bible exist in the world. Others have sold for more than $400,000 at recent auctions, Sweeney said.

This particular Bible could be worth even more; Sweeney says it includes a rare "genealogy" page, following family lineage from God to Jesus. . . .


[Read the whole story]
As I recall, the "family lineage from God to Jesus" was rather direct on the paternal side. Much more interesting through his mother and step-father.

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