Bible Exhibit on display in Henderson Library

During the summer, the Special Collections Department began displaying a Bible exhibit featuring a reproduction of the Gutenberg. The original print has an estimated value of at least 100 million dollars while a single leaf ( a two-sided page) estimated to be valued at $100,000.

According to Wendy Harrison, catalog and metadata assistant, the department aimed to showcase their collection of Bibles, which range from Folio Bibles to pocket sized editions.

Perhaps the most impressive item on display is the Gutenberg, which is a reproduction of the original Gutenberg Bible. There are 1,000 copies of the reproduction available, with Georgia Southern University owning number 397.

Also on display is a retelling of the Book of Esther that took inspiration from the Supreme Court controversy involving Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.

The Bible Exhibit will be displayed in Henderson Library through the fall semester barring any changes. Harrison also noted that students can set up an appointment with the Special Collections department if they wish to view a particular Bible.

Students can visit the Special Collections Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.