Carson-Newman University will house a rare, full-size artistic reproduction of The Saint John's Bible for the next few weeks.

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Carson-Newman University will house a rare, full-size artistic reproduction of The Saint John's Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible in 500 years.

The public is invited to an opening celebration of the exhibit Thursday evening, September 26 at 7:00. at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. The event will feature Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John's Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota He will share an in-depth look into the 12-year historic project and its results.

A pre-event viewing of the Bible will be from 5:00 to 6:45.

The project is a work of art that illuminates the Holy Text in a contemporary design.

The seven volumes that make up The Heritage Edition are approximately 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open and weigh about 20 pounds each.

Carson-Newman will exhibit all seven volumes of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition in the University's Ted Russell Hall from September 27th through October 23rd. Carson-Newman will then house two volumes, the Pentateuch and Gospels & Acts, for the next year.

For reservations call (865) 471-3537.

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