Tomorrow, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as this nation’s 45th President. He has chosen to be sworn into office using two Bibles which have special significance.
The first Bible is the “Lincoln Bible” which was used in 1861 to swear in Abraham Lincoln into his first term in office. It is a King James Version (KJV) Bible published in 1853 and bound in velvet. It is normally kept in the Library of Congress, but Barack Obama also used it at his two inaugurations.
The second Bible belongs to Trump himself. It was given to him by his mother in 1955 when he graduated from his church’s primary school. It is a Revised Standard Version (RSV) Bible with his name on the cover. In a strange coincidence, it was published exactly 100 years after the Lincoln Bible…. [read more]