From George Washington to Donald Trump, US presidents have taken the oath of office with their hand on a Bible.
President Trump and former President Barack Obama both used one of Abraham Lincoln’s Bibles during their inaugurations.
Now another Bible belonging to Lincoln has been unveiled to the public for the first time in 150 years.
Reportedly after receiving another Bible, Lincoln wrote, “In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it, we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.“
Miner once wrote that Lincoln “believed not only in the overwhelming Providence of God, but in the divinity of the Sacred Scriptures” and that the first lady told him at Ford’s Theater that Lincoln was planning a post-White House visit to Jerusalem to “see the places hallowed by the footsteps of the Saviour.”
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