hand written Bible-world record set by Sunil Joseph
17] BHOPAL, India--Local Catholic Sunil Joseph transcribed
the Bible by hand in just four months. His Bible weighs 61
kilograms (135 pounds) and is probably the quickest handwritten
copy of the holy scriptures of the last few years.
Mr Sunil Joseph, who is a public servant
with India's central government, began transcribing the text
on August 16, 2005, and finished on December 25.
"I did it in 123 days," he said. "I wrote 7,957
verses by hand. It may be the biggest modern Bible in the
Joseph's Bible has been on display in a local
church. "Here, we can show it to everyone," said Fr Prabhu
Das, the parish priest, who hopes the handwritten Bible would
encourage people to read the sacred book.
Sunil Joseph received congratulations from all
over the world. Fr Babu Joseph, spokesman for the Bishops'
Conference of India (CBCI), told AsiaNews that he, too, extended
"his heartfelt congratulations to Sunil Joseph."
"Copying the entire Bible in just four months
is a praiseworthy deed," he noted. "Sunil deserves our appreciation
and encouragement for his love for the Scriptures, which led
him to accomplish this arduous task".
"I hope," the CBCI spokesman said, "that he may
realise other important goals and achieve success".
# Entire New Testament had written with
hand. It has 7957 verses. Each vers is written on one page.
# Hand written New Testament. It is first
ever hand written New Testament available so far.
# Eight thousand rice papers are used in
between the papers to protect them. Thus it completes Sixteen
Thousand Pages, which make it only book of its kind.
# It is first book (New Testament, NIV)
is written on butter paper.
# HEAVIEST: Total number of papers of the
Bible (New Testament, NIV) having constitute to (61 Kgs.)
# MIRROR IMAGE: The specialty of this book
(New Testament, NIV) is that it can be read normally (as other
books) and mirror can be used to read reverse order, makes
it exclusive of its kind.
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writing of Bible - world record set by Christian group