Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion #Of_Bible

Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion #Of_Bible

January 12, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

On display at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
On display at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
Museum of the Bible
On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
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This Bible contains only 232.”
Schmidt says passages that could have prompted rebellion were removed, for example:
” Schmidt says.
“Coming in and being able to educate African slaves would prepare them one day for freedom, but at the same time would not cause them to seek it more aggressively.”
“One of the points of the exhibit is that time and place really shape how people encounter the Bible,” Schmidt says.

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