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Examples of 17th Century Bibles & Bible Boxes



     

The bible played an important part in the lives of most families in Dorchester in the 17th century.
For them to be itemised in an Inventory would have meant they were of both sybolic in as much as it was a demonstration of the Lords word being studied in the home,
and also a valuable item in its own right. Some were highly decorated and generally secured in a bible box.

     






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