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Unlocking the mysteries of Jefferson’s bible with high-tech analysis and microscopic testing

Jefferson Bible Page

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, more commonly known as the Jefferson bible, is a volume created by Thomas Jefferson containing passages he chose from the four Gospels of the New Testament. Jefferson cut these passages out and pasted them on to blank pieces of paper which were then bound into a book. A team of conservators has been tasked with documenting the current condition of the volume in this post from the National Museum of American History blog “O say can you see?”

 

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