Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Congress Publishes a Bible

September 10, 1782:
The Continental Congress recognized a need for Bibles in our young country. They granted approval to print "... a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools."

(Notice that these were to be used in the schools.)

This edition has come to be known as the Bible of the Revolution. The following Endorsement of Congress was printed on its front page.

"Whereupon, Resolved, That the United States in Congress assembled... recommended this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize [Robert Aitken] to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper."

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