1733 New Testament

Modern reproductions have been made of rare English Bibles.  Among the most well- known are the 1560 Geneva Bible, the 1599 Geneva Bible, and the 1611 King James Bible.  However, our particular hand-bound edition of the King James Version that was printed in 1733 is not a first-edition, nor a last edition, nor an unusually rare edition.   And yet that is exactly why we attempted to make this replica.   It represents the common Bible of the common family in the American colonies.  It reminds us of a generation who were born during the First Great Awakening, who came into adulthood during the French and Indian War, and who became the brave leaders of the American Revolution and as well as the founders of a new American nation.

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Look for our 1733 New Testament and other books when you watch the PBS dramatic television series “Sons of Liberty” .  In this scene the  Rev. Silence Laud reads from one of our New Testaments.

Wow…. just received Saturday my NT. I am so excited and I am so pleased with the beauty, feel and workmanship. Look forward to sharing the gospel at events here in SC as well as NC and Tenn. Have been looking for number of years for God’s word in a translation that would be accurate for time period of the Cow Pens here in SC and to have the binding too … oh bless the LORD oh my soul. Thanks brother James for your obedience our Lord and Savior.

In HIS service

God speed

Rev. Bruce Jennings

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Jefferson Bible Source books open to cut-up pages to show the missing pieces

The photo below was taken during the filming of “Jefferson’s Secret Bible”.  The actor cut up two of our 1733 New Testament text blocks illustrating the process  Jefferson.

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Dale Loberger reading his pocket 1733 NT
Dale Loberger reading his pocket 1733 NT
This is a photo of Robert Rambo, aka Cherokee Peace Chief Attakullakulla- Cherokee Peace Chief​, telling the story about a white man giving him this Bible and promising to come back to teach his people. I made this 1733 New Testament for the Chief.
This is a photo of Gerry Barker, of Muzzleloader Magazine, with his 1733 New Testament that we made for him.

Ramona Invidiato in the ladies' parlor in the Carter Mansion, Elizabethton, Tennessee, reading from her pocket 1733 King James New Testament.  This photo was taken at the  John and Landon Carter Mansion, Elizabethton, Tenessee.

Ramona Invidiato in the ladies’ parlor in the Carter Mansion, Elizabethton, Tennessee, reading from her pocket 1733 King James New Testament.
This photo was taken at the John and Landon Carter Mansion, Elizabethton, Tenessee.

The above photo shows our pocket size 1733 New Testament laying on top of our normal size 1733 New Testament.

The above photo shows our pocket size 1733 New Testament laying on top of our normal size 1733 New Testament.

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Silas Moore the rat catcher holding his 1733 New Testament that we made for him. This photo was at the Historic Locust Grove in Louisville Kentucky

 

I took this photo of Mark Sage, of Muzzleloader Magazine, with his 1733 New Testament, that I made for him.

Jesse Mains with his 1733 New Testament that we made for him.

This is a photo that BL Rhodes emailed me of him holding his 1733 New Testament that I made for him. He is standing by the printing press at the Tennessee State Historic Museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. I think that the admission to this museum is free so if you are in the area, it would be a great place to visit.

 

This is a photo of David Gillespie, of South Carolina, holding his 1733 New Testament standing beside the tombstone that he is carving
Mike Miller, gunsmith, with his 1733 New Testament, which we made for him. I took this photo at the CLA show in Lexington a few years ago.