Lenten St. John's Bible Exhibit

March 2017Celebrating the Lenten Season: St. John’s Bible
To offer inspiration during the Lenten season, a small exhibit of our exquisite St. John’s Bible volumes and prints is on display on Raynor’s first floor.

The St. John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the advent of moveable type in the 15th century. It includes 160 illuminations, reflecting a contemporary approach to biblical interpretation and incorporating imagery from both Asian and European religious traditions. Our Department of Special Collections and University Archives holds a complete, seven-volume Heritage Edition of this Bible—one of only 299 deluxe fine-art reproductions of the original. Learn more about the St. John's Bible.

The exhibit, located adjacent to the main circulation area of Raynor's first floor, will run through April 17.

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If you would like to view the exhibit :


If you have questions or would like arrange to see more volumes of the St. John’s Bible, contact Amy Cooper Cary, Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

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Illustration from St. John's Bible
Illustration from the St. John’s Bible.