The Book that changed the World

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The Book that changed the World

Tasmania is fortunate to share a free travelling exhibition to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. It will be at The Allport Museum Hobart LINC (State Library), 91 Murray St, from November 1 – 21 and at Launceston LINC, 2nd floor, (Launceston Public Library) Civic Square. November 24 -December 24.

It is brought to you by the Bible Society and showcases some of the rare and significant Bibles from the collections of The Bible Society Australia and the National Archives. You can see two early printed Latin Vulgates from the 15th and 16th Centuries, Old English Bibles, the Tyndale Bible, a Bible thought to have belonged to William Shakespeare, Australian Bibles from the First Fleet and more... There is a Chinese Bible, some Bibles provided to the Defence Forces over the years, Indigenous Scriptures and a display of the work of the Bible Society.

You can take home a beautiful coloured brochure about the exhibition and even download an ‘App’ about the exhibits.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

The hours are:
Hobart 9:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am - 2pm on Saturdays.
Launceston 9:30am – 6:00pm, Monday to Thursday, 9:30am – 7 pm Fridays and 9:30am - 2 pm Saturdays.

This link goes to the exhibition website which has many more pictures
and resources.

A related link concerns the SBS documentary on the Bible The Bible: A History.

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