Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Exhibit of Historic English Bibles

April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 23, 2017


Eight Centuries of God’s Word:
The English Bible 1249-2017 A.D

The Oakland Temple Visitors’ Center presents “Eight Centuries of God’s Word: The English Bible 1249-2017 A.D.” – an exclusive, much anticipated, one-time exhibit of rare Bibles and related texts. The Bible Exhibit includes a lecture series which begins with an Opening Lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 (see below).

The exhibit offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to view original, rare, sacred texts, including:

  • Leaves from an original illuminated manuscript Bible dated 1249
  • 1455 Gutenberg Bible (replica of the first book in Western Europe printed with movable, metal type)
  • 1492 Latin Bible
  • 1549 Tyndale New Testament
  • 1560 First edition Geneva Bible (English)
  • 1611 First edition King James Bible
  • 1611 Geneva Bible (English)
  • 1613 Second edition King James Bible
  • 1633 Chained English Bible
  • 1696 King James Bible
  • 1703 Greek Bible
  • 1736 German Bible
  • 1770 King James Bible bound for King George III of England
  • 1770 King James Bible with double fore-edge paintings
  • 1790 King James Bible
  • 1825 Catholic Bible (English)
  • 1774-1899 Five miniature Bibles about one inch tall
  • 1829 Spanish Bible
  • 1841 Hexapla Bible displaying the original Greek above with the first six English translations in columns below (Wycliffe, Tyndale, Great, Geneva, Catholic, and King James)
  • 1888 Victorian Era English Bible
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s personal English Bible (1949)
  • 1830 First edition Book of Mormon
  • A beautiful replica of the first edition 1611 King James Bible will be available for guests to peruse.

Bible Exhibit Lecture Series:

  • The Bible Exhibit begins with an Opening Lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, entitled “From Reformation to Restoration”, by Reid Moon, collector of sacred texts and expert on the English Bible.
  • Friday, April 14, at 8:00 p.m. – “William Tyndale and the Ploughboy Bible” – Bible Exhibit Lecture presented by Elder Brent Ward.
  • Friday, April 21, at 8:00 p.m. – “Origin and Translation of the King James Version Bible – Bible Exhibit Lecture presented by ”Richard Lambert and Kenneth Mays.
  • Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. – “On the Trail of the King James Translators” – Fireside presented by Richard Lambert and Kenneth Mays.
  • Sunday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. – Collectors of sacred texts and bible experts Reid Moon and David Christensen present the closing lecture of the Bible Exhibit.


April 21, 2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Oakland LDS Temple Visitors Center
(510) 531-1475


Oakland LDS Temple Visitors Center
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
+ Google Map
(510) 531-1475