SPC Classes and Visits

This week at SPC we’ve had five classes come in to see our artifacts and learn about the history of printing.  This is one of my favorite parts of my job–getting to pull out the artifacts and listen to Brother Luke and Brother Haderlie explain their history.  We have so many cool things here at SPC.  My favorite has always been our 1608 Geneva Bible.

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The Geneva Bible was the first mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible, and the primary Protestant Bible of the 16th century.  

You can’t tell from the picture, but the reason I like this Bible is because of the clasps on the binding.  That’s kind of silly, but the clasps set this Bible apart from the rest of the copies that we have here.  You’ll just have to come in and see it in order to understand what I mean.

Today as we were setting up for the display, I noticed a book I’d never seen before.  It’s a very small book, only about four inches high.  It’s a new addition to our collection, a Hieroglyphic Bible used to teach children Bible stories.

We don’t just have books, though.  One of the things we had on display for the class that came in this morning was our Egyptian Sarcophagus panel.  This panel is beautiful, with bright colors even though it is hundreds of years old.

When we have classes come in to visit, they don’t just get to see these items, but they also get to learn about the history of printing, the Bible, or the Book of Mormon.  It’s really incredible to sit in on the Bible class.  It’s amazing to learn how the Bible was translated and all the people who risked their lives to translate, print, and even read it.

We don’t just offer classes for the University.  We love having groups come in to view our items.  Appointments may be made by calling (208) 496-9540.

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