The Saint John’s Bible is the first Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in more than 550 years. The seven-volume Bible, with more than 1100 pages of calfskin vellum, has been handwritten and hand-illuminated over the course of eleven years. This Bible has been written in a newer translation – the New Revised Standard Version.
Thanks to a generous donor, Ken Ballweg, Edgewood College began with a program called “a year with the St. John’s Bible”. The following year, through several donor’s enthusiasm, including faculty and staff, Edgewood College was able to permanently acquire the complete Heritage Edition.
Heritage Edition volumes of the Saint John's Bible are on display at various college campus locations. One of the volumes is available to view at the library.
We also own standard print copies of the Saint John's Bible, which may be checked out. See the links to the Saint John's Bible Printed Editions on the resources page.
Oscar Rennebohm Library
959 Edgewood College Drive - Madison, WI 53711