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Last Updated: Dec 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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The Saint John's Bible

The information and illuminations provided on this website are the property of The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota USA.


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      The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition at USF

      "To ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world of all faith journeys."

      The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program is an international initiative for individuals and institutions to explore the artistic and spiritual beauty of The Saint John’s Bible.  Through its primary offering, the Heritage Edition, communities around the world can use this gift of sacred art to ignite their spiritual imaginations for generations to come.

      The Heritage Edition is a full-size reproduction of the original masterpiece and each of the seven volumes that make up The Saint Johns Bible is approximately 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open and weighs between 30-60 pounds.

      Thanks to the creative leadership of Donald Jackson, the artistic director of the original manuscript, the Heritage Edition is a work of art in its own right. Leading manuscript experts around the world who have seen the Heritage Edition recognize it as the highest quality reproduction ever made.

      The University of Sioux Falls will be displaying 2 volumes of the Heritage Edition, "Pentateuch" and "Gospels and Acts" until December 2014.  See the Events tab for more informaiton.

      For questions, please contact or call 605-331-6661.


        Genealogy Inks

        Quills and artists’ colors lie on a table next to a fragment of illumination from the Gospel according to Matthew. Donald Jackson uses tools and materials of every description in the making of The Saint John’s Bible. The red vermillion cakes were made in the 1870s and are used for the red bullets and footnotes throughout the Bible.



        Copyright © Michael Freeman, Michael Freeman Photography, London, England


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