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Luther Bible donated to Mars Hill College


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This great news story crossed the wires over the weekend. Elfriede Wilde, who previously lived in Henderson County, NC (and before that had emigrated from Germany) has donated a 1686 Luther Bible to Mars Hill College. The Bible had been passed down to her from her Grandfather and he had acquired it from a friend with whom he studied the Bible in the years leading up to the Second World War.

There is an interesting story to the history of the Bible as it has made its way through history. The book is 322 years old, 2 feet long and 22 lbs. A very rare and unique gift. From the article, there is some restoration work being done on the book and it’s exepcted to be on display sometime in the fall semester.

On behalf of Western North Carolina…. thank you Mrs. Wilde for your generosity to Mars Hill College!