Chautauquan donates 511-year-old Bible for Institution’s book collection
The Bible is one of the world’s most read books. People turn through its pages in moments of despair or elation. The holy text is present at baptisms, weddings, funerals and the moments that punctuate life in between.
The Department of Religion of Chautauqua Institution recently received a Bible that has seen many such moments. Earlier this month, Judith Burrows, a retired Episcopal priest, gave a 511-year-old Bible to the institution.
“This wonderful institution was built on a religious foundation. It’s right for it, it’s where it should be,” Burrows said.