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The Bible Through the Ages
The Bible Through the Ages

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AIR DATE: June 5, 2013

GUESTS

Rebecca Romney, General Manager, Bauman's Rare Books, The Shoppes at the Palazzo

Mark Goodacre, Professor of Religion, Duke University

BY IAN MYLCHREEST -- Bauman’s Rare Books in the Shoppes at the Palazzo is hosting a display of rare old Bibles and prayer books. They include one of the first Bibles printed in America after the Revolution, a rare second edition of the Book of Mormon, and a Marian Book of Hours from the late Middle Ages.

The exhibition grew out of customer reactions at the store. Bauman’s General Manager and curator of the exhibition, Rebecca Romney, says “Rare books can be a little bit intimidating, especially when you get into the higher prices. What we’ve found is that everyone gets the idea of a Bible – why it would be rare, why it would be important, why it would matter to people.”

Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer

The first book ever printed was a Bible, so the collection of Bibles illustrates the evolution of the book over the last five centuries. “We think of the Bible as something contained within two covers and it wasn’t for lots of the time.” says Duke Professor of Religion Mark Goodacre. “If you think about the early Christians, for example, they were writing these texts on scrolls.”

The collection includes a second edition of the Book of Mormon published in Kirtland, Ohio by Mormon founder Parley Pratt. The book includes Pratt’s own preface promising that the book would spread peace throughout the world.

Maklin Bible
MaklinBible

The first book ever printed was a Bible, so the collection of Bibles illustrates the evolution of the book over the last five centuries. “We think of the Bible as something contained within two covers and it wasn’t for lots of the time.” says Duke Professor of Religion Mark Goodacre. “If you think about the early Christians, for example, they were writing these texts on scrolls.”

The collection includes a second edition of the Book of Mormon published in Kirtland, Ohio by Mormon founder Parley Pratt. The book includes Pratt’s own preface promising that the book would spread peace throughout the world.

Marian Book of Hours
Marian Book of Hours

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