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Elvis' King James Bible On Display at Folger Shakespeare Library

August 16, 2011

Elvis Presley's copy of the "King James" Bible will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. as a part of the new "Manifold Greatness" exhibition.

The word of God was a very important part of Elvis' life, as he often looked to religious writings as a source of inspiration. Elvis always kept a copy of the Bible near him, and sometimes gave dramatic Bible readings to his family and friends. In the 1970's, he studied various religions and philosophies, seeking answers to questions about why God had chosen him to become so famous.

Check out a blog by Steven Galbraith, co-curator of the new exhibit, about his appreciation for this unique item and Elvis' gospel music!