Jefferson's Secret Bible

Jefferson's Secret Bible

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Relatively few people know that along with authoring the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson also compiled his own bible from passages from the New Testament that he titled "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth." Follow experts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as they meticulously conserve this fragile volume, page by brittle page.

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Jefferson's Secret Bible

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Thomas Jefferson compiled his own Bible from passages of the New Testament that he titled, "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth." Follow museum experts as they meticulously conserve this fragile volume, page by brittle page.