08-04-2011 - 08-04-2012
King James Bible
The Treasures of St Cuthbert are joined by some of the biblical rarities from the Cathedral’s collections in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. A first edition of the King James Bible, published in 1611, is joined by an 8th century translation of Leviticus; a beautiful early 13th century manuscript Latin pocket bible owned by the Benedictine Priory of Saint Cuthbert at Durham and used by individual monks for private prayer and sermon preparation; the first edition of the Coverdale Bible, the first complete Bible in English, printed in 1535 and dedicated to Henry VIII; and a 1573 Hebrew Old Testament in an embroidered cover said to be made by the pretender Lady Arabella Stuart. Entry to the Cathedral is free, admission charge applies to the Treasures of St Cuthbert, located off the Cathedral Cloisters.