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Handwritten Bible Auctioned on eBay

biblecopy.jpgAfter a nine month tour of 90 cities in 40 different states, the Bible Across America project has produced two handwritten copies of the Bible–individual verses copied by more than 30,000 people.

One handwritten copy of book-2,200 11 x 17 pages–is being auctioned on eBay to benefit Biblica. As of this writing, the current bid was $305, still a bargain for this massive document.

GalleyCat caught up with Tara Powers from Lambert, Edwards & Associates, who helped coordinate the event for Zondervan. We set up at certain spots around the country,” she explained. “Christian stores, Christian colleges, and Christian events. We’d set up 4 tables at every event. It was a very long process–taking about six to ten hours at each stop. The biggest stop we had was 800 people in one day–that was at Liberty University in Virginia.”

Powers recalled how one man flew from Baltimore to help his son sign the Bible in California. The time commitment varied: “Some people had the verse, “Jesus wept,” but other people had longer verses. It didn’t take anybody longer than five minutes,” Powers concluded. There have been discussions about a Bible Around the World project, but no plans have been made yet. (Via Edward Champion)

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