Somerset residents make their mark in new digital bible
PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 October 2011
PEOPLE in Somerset made their mark on the most famous book in the world this week when they had the chance to hand-write verses of a new digital Bible.
The People’s Bible is a new, hand-written version of the King James Bible commissioned to celebrate the book’s 400th anniversary.
People who took part hand-wrote their verses using a digital pen, which were then stored on a central system and are saved in their exact handwriting style.
Each person could also sign their two verses with their contact details, leaving their name in the famous book’s high-tech version forever.
The project was in Weston on Monday, followed by Cheddar on Tuesday.
The national project was kicked off at Edinburgh Castle in June when Prince Charles wrote the first two verses of Genesis.
It is currently touring around the country and will end at Westminster Abbey on 16th November 2011
Sharon Rabbits, an organiser for the event, said: “We’re delighted with the response we had and how many people turned up and people of Somerset definitely made a good contribution to the book.”