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Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

‘400 Years of King James Bible’ exhibit to be on display

Baldwin City, Kan. — The exhibit “400 Years of the King James Bible” will be on display through July 2011 at the Quayle Bible Collection on the Baldwin City campus. It will open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Admission to the exhibit is free.biblecollection

First printed in the year 1611, the King James Bible will mark its 400th anniversary in 2011. The Quayle collection owns several examples of the King James Bible, including two copies from 1611. The exhibit traces its ancestry from early handwritten manuscripts in Latin through translations into middle and modern English that led up to the King James translation.

The Quayle Bible Collection features rare bibles and other materials such as handwritten scrolls, and bible translations that range in age from 2000 B.C. to the present. The collection began with a 1925 gift from the estate of Bishop William A. Quayle, a Baker alumnus who later served as president of Baker University.

The Quayle Bible Collection is open for visits and tours by appointment by calling (785) 594-8414 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The exhibit will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16-17 during Maple Leaf weekend.

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