This week, the national Bible Association held in the Capitol a special event with a historical reading of the Bible Aitken.
During the readings used the Bible, which is an important part of American history. This edition of 1782 called the Aitken Bible.
When England stopped all shipments to the colonies for the revolutionary war for independence, the printer named Robert Aitken received permission from Congress to print the Bible in English colonies. This week’s excerpts from the Bible Aitken, the only formally approved by the Congress publication, read a few senators and congressmen, in particular John Thune, Republican Senator from South Dakota and Robert Aderholt, a member of the house of representatives from Alabama (Republican party).
The reading was timed to the International day of the Bible, which is celebrated on November 23.