Antique 1866 Holy Bible New Testament New York Bible Society – Heart bookmark


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The 1866 Bible edition is a historically significant piece, representing the religious literature of the mid-19th century. This era was characterized by a burgeoning interest in biblical studies and theological exploration, especially in the United States and Europe. The 1866 edition coincides with the early life of Charles Taze Russell, who later founded the Bible Student movement, the precursor to Jehovah’s Witnesses. This Bible provides a glimpse into the religious and cultural milieu of that time, shedding light on the kinds of biblical interpretations and teachings that influenced early religious movements like Russell’s.

Similarly, the Heart Shaped Brooklyn Tabernacle bookmark is an item of historical significance. Charles Taze Russell, born in 1852, became a prominent figure in the formation of the Bible Student movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Brooklyn Tabernacle was a central location in Russell’s ministry, acting as the headquarters for his religious activities. This bookmark, adorned with inscriptions like “The Bridegroom’s Dove” and “A Vow to the Lord,” reflects the personal devotional practices of its era. It also serves as a physical link to the early days of Russell’s ministry, emblematic of a period marked by intense biblical study and a focus on prophetic interpretations. The preservation of such an artifact offers insight into the early history of Russell’s movement and the broader religious landscape of that time.

There is overall wear to the Bible. And there is some writing and some staining. Please see the photos.

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Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions10.0 × 8.0 × 4.0 in