Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 2 at the High Library at Elizabethtown College, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. Elizabethtown College is one of 40 sites across 27 states displaying the exhibition and the sole location in Pennsylvania where the public can experience the exhibition.
Visit http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/ for detailed information about the exhibition.
In addition to the exhibition, the High Library will showcase four displays of historical texts and bibles, including the High Library c.1599 copy of the Geneva Bible,from the Elizabethtown College special collections. Additional items will be shown from the special collections of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist studies, including the 1712 Marburg Bible, a mystic and prophetic bible, as well as the Behrleburg folio, which includes a bible and related commentary from the 1730s.
The exhibit was organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.