…what are you reading this weekend?

world's largest bible

Abilene Christian University reports:

This copy of the entire King James Bible was completed by Louis Waynai in Los Angeles, CA, in 1930, two years after he had begun the project. Devoting more than 8,700 hours to the book, Mr. Waynai printed the text using a large home-made rubber stamp press.

When laid open, the Waynai Bible measures 43.5 inches tall and 98 inches wide.  Closed, the spine is 34 inches thick.  The book has 8,048 pages and weighs in at 1,094 pounds.  It now rests in an oak and glass case donated by Willa B Patterson (’34) and built by Jim Mitchell (’69) in 1989.  The book was constructed so that it can be disassembled into 31 sections for moving purposes.

That’s Mr. Waynai in the photo with his wife…there’s a video here…if you must…

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