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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Written In Ink and Blood

Today, Andy and I drove to Lexington to see the Ink & Blood exhibit about the history of the Bible—from the Dead Sea Scrolls, to the Gutenberg Bible, to the modern English Bible. It was a fascinating history lesson and if you’re near Lexington between now and August, I recommend seeing it. Hopefully, the exhibit will travel to other parts of the country.

I was rather amused by an information panel near the end of the exhibit that mentioned the first printings of Bibles in America. Today, we have organizations (ahem-RIAA) which are sue-happy about copyright infringement, yet one of the first things our newly formed U.S. government did was break copyright on Bibles and begin printing their own!

» Posted by ALBj at 08:50 PM (ET)
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