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The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the advent of moveable type in the 15th century. Raynor Memorial Libraries presents this treasure for the campus community during Mission Week, Feb. 6-11, 2011. Smithsonian Magazine called it "One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time" and, on being presented with a copy in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI exclaimed "This is a work for eternity."

Read the announcement about the Libraries' acquisition.

Following Mission Week, the volumes will be preserved and permanently displayed in the Prucha Archives Reading Room on the third floor of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. A different illumination will be presented each day. For additional information on viewing the Heritage Edition, please call (414) 288-7256.

This guide offers introductory materials on the Saint John's Bible, emphasizing visual sources about its production. Please note that some hotlinked citations (articles in licensed databases) are limited to the Marquette community; more about logging in here.

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Saint John's Bible

Saint John's Bible artist Donald Jackson

Saint John's Bible artist Donald Jackson.

Donald Jackson reviews pages in the Saint John's Bible

Donald Jackson reviews pages in the Saint John's Bible.

Saint John's Bible calligrapher Diane Von Arx

Calligrapher Diane Von Arx

Pope Benedict XVI and the Saint John's Bible

Pope Benedict XVI reviews copy 1 of the Heritage Edition

Pages from the Saint John's Bible

Illumination from Exodus 19

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