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  • Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

    An illustration with vibrant gold and silver illuminations shows an image of a Wisdom Woman from the book of Solomon in a volume of the The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition. This is one of 299 fine art editions created from the original handwritten and illustrated bible which resides at Saint John's University, that took more than 15 years to make. In the tradition of great medieval Bibles, The Saint John's Bible is monumental - 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide and 1,100-plus pages organized in seven distinct volumes. All seven Heritage Edition volumes of The Saint John's Bible will be exhibited in Sacramento for the first time at a service Saturday evening at the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament.

  • Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

    Jim Triggs, executive director with the Saint John's Bible Heritage Program sets up a volume of the The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition. This is one of 299 fine art editions created from the original handwritten and illustrated bible which resides at Saint John's University, that took more than 15 years to make. In the tradition of great medieval Bibles, The Saint John's Bible is monumental - 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide and 1,100-plus pages organized in seven distinct volumes. All seven Heritage Edition volumes of The Saint John's Bible will be exhibited in Sacramento for the first time at a service Saturday evening at the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament. Friday, November 15, 2013.

Saint John’s Bible exhibited

Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 - 11:06 pm

The intricately illustrated Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, right, will be exhibited in Sacramento for the first time today. The Bible is one of 299 fine art editions created from the original handwritten and illustrated Bible, which resides at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. Jim Triggs, above, is executive director of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program. The bible’s seven volumes include all 73 books from the Old and New Testaments. Measuring 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, the Bible has about 1,150 pages. All seven Heritage Edition volumes will be exhibited at a service this evening at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St.



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