Rare 1616 King James Bible found in cupboard of 57-year-old New Zealand church

Posted Jul 13, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Only 30 copies of the 1616 edition of the King James Bible are thought to exist – and one of them has recently surfaced in the cupboard of a 1960s church in Manawatū, in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It was discovered during a search for Palmerston North’s oldest Bibles for a display by neighboring church St Johns, for New Zealand’s Bible Sunday this weekend. The assistant priest at St. Peter’s, Amy Houben, believes the Bible may have been passed to the Church in 1912, but there are no records of the gift other than an inscription on its cover.

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