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Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible


About the Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, commissioned world-renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty the Queen’s Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England, to lead a team of scribes and artists to create this masterpiece. More information on The Saint John's Bible and the Heritage Edition can be found at and the Fact Sheet.

All seven volumes of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition are on display across the Siena College campus. Digital images from the SJB are available to view in the Siena College Digital Collections.

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