BYU-I puts first-edition King James Bible on display

By Mormon Times

Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 8:00 a.m. MDT

REXBURG, Idaho — A first-edition copy of the King James Bible is on display at Brigham Young University-Idaho’s David O. McKay Library through December. The exhibit, which includes other original texts like Bibles and papyrus fragments, celebrates the book’s 400th anniversary.

An open house will be held June 23 and 24, from noon to 6 p.m., on the second floor of the library. The open house will include presentations about the exhibit every hour, a display of the Gutenberg Bible Leaf, a self-guided tour featuring the 1611 edition of the King James Bible, and an opportunity to print your own replica of the King James Bible title page using the replica Grandin Press.

The exhibit is on the second floor of the McKay Library in room 220 and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is a self-guided exhibit, and tours are also available. To schedule a tour, contact Sam Nielson at 496-9535 or by email at nielsons@byui.edu.

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