Monday, 8 December 2014

Exhibit of annotated Scandinavian Bibles

At the occasion of the conference Bible as Notepad starting on Wednesday 10 December we have put together an exhibit of annotated Scandinavian Bibles in the Library at MF Norwegian School of Theology.

The items on display are printed Danish-Norwegian Bibles, Psalters and Postills from the period 1550 - 2013, i.e., the post reformation period, and among them you find some real gems.

The focus of the exhibit is annotations - the short notes, comments, and doodles found in the margins, on flyleaves and pastedowns. These annotations show how owners (lay and learned) have engaged with the Bibles: preparing sermons, reading and studying, commenting, as well as doodling, sharing their private thoughts and episodes from their daily lives, and writing their names and family history.

The exhibition is a cooperation between The Norwegian Bible Society and MF Norwegian School of Theology and will be open until 15 December.

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