February 06, 2006

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.

2 Comments:

At April 07, 2006 11:37 PM, Blogger James Pepper said...

My bible is called "the Pepper bible and you can google it and see the CBS and ABC and UMTV videos of my work. I have been doing it for 18 years and I do not use computers. I do not understand why they claim to be the first in 500 years, Saint Johns was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News about my Bible in 2001. So they know its not true.
My Gospels have more illuminations in them than Saint Johns has in their entire bible.

Sincerely,

James G. Pepper
Biblical SCribe

 
At August 28, 2006 9:43 AM, Blogger SUNIL JOSEPH said...

DEAR SIR,
IT IS JUST INORMATION FOR YOU. THAT I ENTERED MY WORLD
RECORD IN LIMCA BOOK OF WORLD RECORD. I AM SENDING TO YOU THE
CERTIFICATE WHICH I RECEIVED FROM LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS.
THANKING YOU
SUNIL JOSEPH
41, TYPE III, CPWD COLONY
BHARAT NAGAR
BHOPAL 482016
M.P.
INDIA
jesusmyhelper@yahoo.co.in

I AM SENDING TO YOU, MY HAND WORK.
AND IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS AND
PHOTOS AND CDS ABOUT MY WORK
CANTACT ME ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS OR
MY RESIDANCE ADDRESS
MAIL ME SOON

THANKS

SUNIL JOSEPH
41, TYPE III,
CPWD COLONY, BHARAT NAGAR,
BHOPAL 462016
M.P. INDIA

suniljoseph_2000@yahoo.com

MOBILE NO. 9229521124



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There are ten factors which can be considered for the
ten world records they are : --

1. Entire New Testament had written with hand. It has
7957 verses. Each vers is written on one page. Thus
making it as the only book having these many papers
i.e. 7957.
2. First hand written New Testament. It is first ever
hand written New Testament available so far. This
contributes for word record.
3. Written in minimum period. It written in 123 days
only i.e. 16 August 2005 to 16 December 2005.
4. Maximum number of papers. It has got sixteen
thousand papers. Which comprises of :

(i) Original text 7957 pages.
(ii) Additional information constitutes twenty-eight
(28) papers and Fifteen (15) Blank papers for damages
or replacement.
(iii) Eight thousand rice papers are used in between
the papers to protect them.

Thus it completes Sixteen Thousand Pages, which
make it only book of its kind.

5. BUTTER PAPER: It is first book (New Testament,
NIV) is written on butter paper.
6. LAYS VERTICALLY: Bible (New Testament, NIV) it is
only the lays vertically.
7. HEAVIEST: Total number of papers of the Bible (New
Testament, NIV) having constitute to (61 Kgs.)
Sixty-one Kilograms.
8. THICKEST: It is only the Bible (New Testament, NIV)
having three feet seven inches (3’7”) thickness of
papers only.
9. FONT SIZE: While writing the Bible the size of the
letters are kept bigger than the average size.
10. MIRROR IMAGE: The specialty of this book (New
Testament, NIV) is that it can be read normally (as
other books) and mirror can be used to read reverse
order, makes it exclusive of its kind.

sunil joseph

 

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