last group has finished writing and almost all the text is complete.
The pages will be collated and bound into about 20 volumes.
of the four main Christian denominations began the project in May 2006.
They copied the first four verses of Genesis and the first verse of
each Gospel. They did this twice! Once for the Handwritten Bible in
Northern Ireland and once for the Handwritten Bible in the Republic.
President Mary McAleese copied from the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, verses
2 to 5 in Aras an Uachtarain.
Councillor Vincent Jackson, Lord Mayor of Dublin, and Veronica Jackson
the Lady Mayoress copied John Chapter 1, verses 6 to 14 in the Mansion
the Patrons of Bible Society also participated:
Archbishop John Neill wrote Genesis Chapter 1 verses 14 to 16 in Bible
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wrote Psalm 50 verse 15 in Balally Parish
Pastor Robert Dunlop wrote Genesis Chapter 1 verses 17 to 19 in Glenstal
Some interesting figures:
Almost 10,000 individuals participated.
There were 135 'writing stations'.
The ages of our participants has ranged from
under 3 to '95+'.
Almost 66% of the participants have been 17 or under, 8% 65 and over.
40% of the participating groups were churches, 13% Post Primary Schools
and 39% Primary Schools.
The start of the project
Update on the project
For further information on the Handwritten Bible Project, for updates
and more photographs go to http://www.bsni.co.uk/hwb/