#Bibliotheca Book Haul

2 1/2 years ago I came across a Kickstarter for a Bible version that was without chapter or verse, and had all sorts of other “artsy” things [ie, formatting of the page and text, not pictures and silly junk].

Bibliotheca Post from 2014

Offical Bibliotheca Website from 2016

It exploded. It’s goal was $20K and maybe 500 copies. It went over the Million Dollar mark and took about 24 months longer than expected due to the huge increase. It ended up being made from wood free paper, so the pages will never simply rot away. They are actually made from stone. How cool is that!?!?

So today, they arrived. I had ordered a full set and so had my brother and father. They have broken up the Bible into 4 volumes:

The Books of Moses & the Former Prophets

The Latter Prophets

The Writings

The New Testament.

I also ordered the Apocrypha JUST so I could get the slipcase 🙂 I read it once back in Bibleschool and remember not being very impressed with it.

So a big thanks to #Adam Greene, Kickstarter & General Project Manager and all the crew at #Bibliotheca.

I am including several pictures, but I don’t know how well they will come out. Phones are a terrible replacement for a camera, but they’re so dang convenient! This is also my first time adding multiple pictures to a wordpress post, so things might change in the couple of minutes after I post this.

 

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13 thoughts on “#Bibliotheca Book Haul

  1. bookcupidity says:

    ❤️️ the slipcase and the gradation in color. Stunning!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, it is pretty artsy 😀
      I am looking forward to reading it next year to see how it flows. While I’ve read quite a few different versions of the Bible, I’ve never read one without chapters and verses. It should prove enlightening…

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  2. Wow, gorgeous set! And it’s pretty amazing to hear how their kickstarter became so successful from such humble beginnings.

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  3. Manuel Antao says:

    I gotta have this! One of my plans for 2017 was to re-read the bible in German and in English, something I’ve never done before. Frederico Lourenço, is presently translating the septuagint directly from Greek into Portuguese. The first volume was published 2 months ago. The rest of the 80 volumes will be published until 2020. This guy speaks Greek, Latin, German, French, English, and of course a very literary Portuguese, which is a joy to read. I’m going to order this bibliotheca edition to read the bible in English. For the German, I already have a beautiful edition, which I intend to use in 2017.

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  4. This is fascinating, especially the stone-derived paper: I need to search around and learn more about how it’s done… 🙂

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  5. joelendil says:

    Very cool! What translation is it? Crossway recently published a similar beautiful “reader’s edition” (though without the stone-derived pages). https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Bible-Cloth-Permanent-Slipcase/dp/1433553473/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482093984&sr=8-1&keywords=ESV+Reader%27s+BIble

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  6. Transhaan says:

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Great set to add to a collection.

    – Lashaan

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  7. This is really cool! Paper from stone? How does that work?

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