August 2013

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Jefferson’s scriptures by subtraction

How Thomas Jefferson created his own Bible. Jefferson cut and pasted lines of the New Testament onto blank paper, glueing “down lines from each of the Gospels in four columns, Greek and Latin on one side of the pages, and French and English on the other.”

Much of the material Jefferson elected to not include related miraculous events, such as the feeding of the multitudes with only two fish and five loaves of barley bread; he eschewed anything that he perceived as “contrary to reason.”


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