Jefferson's Secret Bible
1 x 60'
Not content with a legacy of having authored the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson also compiled his own bible. Drawn from passages extracted out of the New Testament, he titled it The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.
The book, which focused on the ethical teachings of Jesus, was a private undertaking for Jefferson and never made public in his lifetime. But now, experts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History are meticulously conserving this fragile volume, page by brittle page. Along the way, they discover subtle hidden clues to Jefferson himself.