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American Artifacts: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

Washington, DC
Sunday, May 22, 2011

In his later years, Thomas Jefferson compiled his own version of the Bible’s four Gospels, extracting what he believed to be key moral teachings from six Bibles in four languages. He pasted the passages together, and had them bound in an 86-page volume in 1820. American History TV visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to learn about a project to preserve and exhibit the "Jefferson Bible."

Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:50am (ET)

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