- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

GAMBIER, Ohio (AP) - A modern Bible handcrafted using feather quills and traditional paints is being displayed at a central Ohio college.

The Saint John’s Bible - featuring calligraphy illustrations made from materials including lapis lazuli, malachite, silver and 24-karat gold - will be displayed beginning Sunday at Kenyon College in Gambier (gam-BEER’), about 55 miles northeast of Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1st5suR ) reports that a scholar will be at the college to discuss the creation of the Bible, which was commissioned in 1998.

This version is seven volumes holding more than 1,100 pages total. Each is 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide.

The Bible is a museum-quality, fine-art reproduction of the original, one of 299 sets made to allow educational, religious and cultural institutions to share the artwork.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com



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