The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible

By Thomas Jefferson

  • Release Date: 2017-11-11
  • Genre: Bibles
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This book comes complete with a linked Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each section.

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists.

In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.



  • Non-miraculous

    By Gdoug13
    Would like to have discussed Jefferson’s bible with him. Even a skim-reading reveals several passages that suggest Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Son of God, and was crucified for making this claim about himself, backed up by good works that included miracles and saving others. It is a writing on par with the Jehovah’s witness bible, which also fell short of removing all references to the divine nature of Jesus. Praise be to our Creator that founding fathers, like Thomas Jefferson, got enough of the teachings of Jesus to influence their political motivations to pen the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America.
  • I love this book

    By HRM The King
    I have this book in print, it only made sense to own a digital copy as well.