Hutchins Library Hosts Public Viewing of St. John’s Bible


The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible returned to Berea College and became public on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Its arrival was highlighted during the noon worship service in Danforth Chapel. Later that day, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, all seven volumes of the St. John’s Bible were on public display in the Hutchins Library.

The St. John’s Bible at Berea College continues a long tradition of making valuable texts available for viewing by students, faculty, staff and the public. In addition to the St. John’s Bible, the Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives includes many other rare manuscripts, early printed Bibles and sacred texts.


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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.