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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.

[snip]

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. . . .

[snip]

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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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