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The First Bible in English

 
 
THE FIRST BIBLE IN ENGLISH Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Anderson, January 25, 2019
1. THE FIRST BIBLE IN ENGLISH Marker
Inscription.  In 1782, at the coffee house on Market Street, Robert Aitken, bookseller, publisher and printer issued the FIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN ENGLISH. Printed in America, which by Congressional Resolution was recommended "To the inhabitants of the United States." One of the Chaplains of the congress of the United States who examined this Bible was Bishop William White, the first President of the first Bible Society in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1808.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 39° 56.88′ N, 75° 9.165′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Bible Society (here, next to this marker); Freedom is a Light (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ayer Building (about 400 feet away); Tom Foglietta (about
THE FIRST BIBLE IN ENGLISH Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Anderson, January 25, 2019
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400 feet away); Sorrow and Joy (about 400 feet away); Linked in Memory (about 400 feet away); Congregation of the Dead (about 400 feet away); Penn's Plan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Bible Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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