St. John’s Bible and Ash Wednesday Passages

St. John's Bible in cases on the lower level of Library. Photo credit: Matt Blaine

Today is Ash Wednesday and the St. John's Bible pages have been turned to reflect two Lenten related readings from the bible.

One is from the Old Testament, Isaiah 58:6-7

6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
St. John's Bible. Page open to beginning of Mark's Gospel. Photo Credit: Matt Blaine

The other is from the New Testament, Gospel of Mark 1:12-15

12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."

We invite you to come on down to the Library on the lower level and see the 7 volumes of the St. John's Bible on display.