An exhibition of rare and unique evangelical books in Hydearbad

December 11th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI  

By Narendra
Hyderabad, Dec.11 (ANI): People in Andhra Pradesh can take a glimpse of some of the rare editions of Bible and other evangelic literature at an exhibition being held here.
On display is the Lilliputian edition of the Bible which requires a magnifying glass or microscope to read. Among other exhibits that are attracting stream of visitors are water-proof Bible and steel-grip Bibles. Another prominent exhibit is the oldest edition of the Holy Bible.
“The special thing about this is that you can see this smallest Bible, largest Bible and slide Bible of 1264 pages. We can only read them through a microscope. People are coming from all over Andhra Pradesh to see the smallest, oldest and largest Bible copies which we have displayed here,” said Praveen Kumar, the organiser of the Bible Book Fair.
Placed in a tiny glass chamber on a tinier wooden lectern is the 1901 copy of miniature Holy Bible, weighing 10 grams. It was part of a miniature library first published in Glasgow in 1896.
Also on display is the heaviest edition of the Holy Bible in the world.
Art pieces with themes drawn from the Biblical stories, CDs of Biblical movies, Bible Promise Cards, calendars, T-shirts, and Christmas decorations are among other exhibits on view and also sale.
Many visitors admit that they have never seen such an incredible collection of Christian literature before.
“We have got lots of variety of books here and also bible. I can see many different things people can buy over here like Christmas tree. Those who are in need of calendars and all can get them here. It’’s truly a big exhibition and I can find more variety of foreign books also. Previously, I used to search from website. But now I can get the books here only. Its nice to be here,” Vidya Bushan, a visitor.
The exhibition is part of a nine-day book fair being held at the Wesley Junior College in Hyderabad that commenced on December 4. (ANI)

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