The Giant Bible of 1917

Why, one hundred years later, can I find no extant traces of this massive Bible?



Original text here.



Original article here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 03, 2016
Category: Engineering and Construction, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Religion, Books, 1910s





Comments
I suppose that being in the middle of the war to end all wars is a good time to have religious fervor, but that is going a bit far! On the other hand, we're talking about it nearly 100 years later, so maybe it's not that silly, after all.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 09/03/16 at 08:32 AM
"Signed by the original Author"
Posted by Greg in Baltimore on 09/03/16 at 10:16 AM
The description reminds me of those ridiculous Riccardo car commercials, with the "rich Corinthian leather."
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/03/16 at 11:27 AM
And'a the word'a of GAWD will CRUSH'a the synarrs'za!
Can Ah gets an Amen?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/04/16 at 04:13 AM
Amen Expat. Sure, the Giants can have a bible. But what about the Red Sox?
Posted by Greg in Baltimore on 09/04/16 at 05:55 AM
From what I've heard the Cubs' fans have used them all up over the decades.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/04/16 at 07:30 AM
It's in the same warehouse as the Ark of The Covenant. Sent to us as a partial repayment of the war assistance we gave them. Still not repaid. During the Vietnam war a friend who worked in a supply unit said they received tens of thousands of bibles (in English) to distribute to the heathen locals to convert them. He said they made great walls for bunkers since the tightly boxed bibles were good at absorbing shell fragments.
Posted by Gator Guy in The Great Swamp on 09/04/16 at 06:34 PM
Presumably the giant bible was sold off / went missing when "Horbury Chapel" was sold to the Elim Pentacostal Church in 1935, which still uses the building under the name "Kensington Temple." If anyone knows what happened to it it would be the oldtimers there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_Temple
Posted by David on 09/08/16 at 08:04 PM
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