The Saint John’s Bible

Bible. English. New Revised Standard. 2007. The Saint John's Bible. Apostles Edition. Collegeville, Minn.: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, 2007-2009. 4 vols. (Pentateuch, Wisdom Books, Psalms, Prophets). Gift of Dr. William F. Hueg and Hella Mears Hueg, 2011.

In 1998 Saint John’s University commissioned the calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce fully illuminated luxury manuscript of the Bible, a monumental task completed in May 2011. The University has documented this achievement by publishing several facsimiles of the manuscript, the most elaborate of which is the Apostles Edition, issued in twelve copies. The full set will comprise seven double folio volumes in designer bindings by Lester Capon accompanied by original artwork by Jackson. Set no. 1 is at the Vatican; this is set no. 2.

Image caption: The Garden of Eden, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, Copyright 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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