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7 Things To Know About 127-Year-Old ‘Fat’ Bible Used To Swear In Joe Biden

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7 Things To Know About 127-Year-Old ‘Fat’ Bible Used To Swear In Joe Biden

 

Elected officials are not required by the Constitution of the United States to take their oath of office expressly with the Bible or any other official. But the majority of presidents have opted to swear by the Bible in the past.

Most of the Bibles used often had a tinge of tradition or family relation, such as when President Barack Obama chose Martin Luther King Jr.’s and President Abraham Lincoln’s swearing-in Bibles.

President Donald Trump has used a Bible that his mother gave him and the Bible that a previous US President, Lincoln, used. Joe Biden, continuing with the tradition, was sworn in with a Bible as the 46th U.S. President and the second Roman Catholic to govern the so-called God’s own country.

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But this is a Bible with a great deal of tradition behind it,

Here are seven things to remember about the Bible, which is 127 years old.

(1). The 5-inch-thick Bible with a Celtic cross on the cover that the Biden family has owned since 1893.

(2). In a recent interview, Biden described the hefty, 127-year-old family bible as a family heirloom.

(3). Every significant date has been inscribed in this Bible in the history of the Biden family, including all the times Biden was sworn in as senator and vice president.

(4). The Biden family Bible was a hallmark of significant moments in the political career of the president-elect.

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(5). In 1972, Biden was sworn in from a hospital room with the family Bible when, shortly after being elected as a senator from Delaware, a car accident took the lives of his wife and 13-month-old daughter and wounded their two sons.

(6). Many years later, as Delaware’s attorney general, his son Beau Biden used the same Bible to swear in. In 2015, Beau Biden died of brain cancer.

(7). Jill, Biden’s wife, kept the Bible during the presidential inauguration, much as when he was sworn in as Vice President.

Source: The Post of Huffington

 

 

7 Things To Know About 127-Year-Old ‘Fat’ Bible Used To Swear In Joe Biden

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