Handwritten Bibles Back En Vogue?
Apparently handwritten Bibles are the new in thing, just don’t expect to get one anytime soon.
Calligrapher and Queen's scribe Donald Jackson is producing the first handwritten Bible since the invention of the printing press.
Mr. Jackson, based in Monmouthshire, is five years into the eight-year, £2m project commissioned by Benedictine monks in the United States.
Mr. Jackson, scribe to the Crown Office since 1964, uses hand-carved goose quills to write on calfskin parchment. Finished pages are gilded with 24-carat gold leaf and bound in leather and Welsh oak.
While it’s a gross overstatement to claim this to be first handwritten Bible since the invention of the printing press, its still quite interesting. By the way if you’re wondering what translation will be used, apparently it’s the NRSV.
Jackson’s handwritten Bible has shown up in Omaha ... and in other news a man named Sunil Joseph has completed a huge “mammoth” Bible.