Answered By: Amanda Peach
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015     Views: 25

The St. John's Bible was created at Saint John's, a Benedictine Abbey and University in Collegville, Minnesota. The project began in 1996 when the Queen of England's calligrapher, Donald Jackson, proposed the idea of creating a hand written bible that could be shared with the world. The Saint John's Bible was designed to be handwritten, in calligraphy, and filler with illustrations that are illuminated - accented with gold and platinum leaf at the places where, in the Abbey community's estimation, the hand of God was particularly apparent. The Saint John's Bible is also the fist handwritten bible commissioned in almost 500 years.

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