Robert Aitken Bible
We have an extremely limited supply of the Robert Aitken Bibles that were distributed to members of the 118th Congress. This Bible comes with the custom-made Capitol Connection commemorative sleeve.
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The History of the Robert Aitken Bible
Eleven years ago, Awake America shook Capitol Hill by taking the Robert Aitken Bible - the first Bible printed in the United States - to every member of Congress.
In 1782, the Robert Aitken Bible was approved and endorsed by the United States Congress for the American people:
RESOLVED, THAT the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this Recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.
While the Bible contains the text of the King James, Americans did not want their Bible to bear the name of the English king. The Bible was referred to as the "Aitken Bible" because the publisher was a man named Robert Aitken. More info at theamericabible.org
|Dimensions||5 × 8 × 2.75 in|