06 April 2013

Renaissance Apple Products

"The cost of copying it by hand was prohibitive. Yet many households saw the possession of a Bible as essential for the private matter of personal devotion, not to mention the rather more sordid and public matter of drawing attention to their social status. Studies of the household inventories of patrician families in early fifteenth-century Florence show that virtually every noble household possessed a copy of the New Testament, painstakingly copied out in manuscript." -In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible by Alister McGrath, p. 15


You heard it here, folks. Bibles were like iPads in the Renaissance. Want to be cool and show your social status? Get a hand-copied Bible.

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