Million Dollar Bible Complete
The 1.4 million dollar Kickstarter funded Bibliotheca, a new Bible produced in a multi-volume literary format is finally ready after 2 years according to a new video from designer and project leader, Adam Lewis Greene who gathered the support of over 15,000 backers to complete the project.
The project turned the Bible into a 5 part set of readings intended to inspire and allow the reader to enjoy the reading of the Bible in a way they have not been able to before. As they describe it,
Bibliotheca is the entire biblical library separated into volumes and designed purely for reading. The text is reverently treated in classic typographic style, free of all added conventions such as chapter numbers, verse numbers, section headers, cross references and notes.
The Bible is broken down by the 5 volumes into:
- New Testament
- The Apocrypha
- The Writings
- The Latter Prophets
- The Five Books & The Former Prophets
There were a number of delays in the project including hiring additional staff, Bible scholars and copy editors to make the project a reality. According to Christianity Today there were problems with the German based printer, which had to acquire new machinery and adhesive to bind the books. The 150,000 volumes shipped in 40-foot containers in October and are scheduled for delivery in December.
"It's been much more difficult than I thought it would be," explained Greene in an update video posted on Vimeo.
The delays though seem to have been for good reason and to produce the best quality product. In the video Greene updates supporters and followers, "There was no way I was going to send something out that was less than I imagined at first."