Old Bible found.

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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
 
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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
Love it 😀
 

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This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

Always nice to find things which have been "personalised", but it can't be as old as Victorian. There are dating clues in the frontispiece from the Royal Arms.

Reading the quarters of the armorial shield, you have the English lions, the Scottish lion, the Irish harp, and the English lions repeated. There’s no inescutcheon for Hanover in the centre. That puts the armorial after the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 and, since the frontispiece refers to “His Majesty’s Special Command”, it will most likely have been printed during the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910), although the same arms were still in use until 1952.
 
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Always nice to find things which have been "personalised", but it can't be as old as Victorian. There are dating clues in the frontispiece from the Royal Arms.

Reading the quarters of the armorial shield, you have the English lions, the Scottish lion, the Irish harp, and the English lions repeated. There’s no inescutcheon for Hanover in the centre. That puts the armorial after the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 and, since the frontispiece refers to “His Majesty’s Special Command”, it will most likely have been printed during the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910), although the same arms were still in use until 1952.

Thanks for pointing that out! I appreciate it!
 

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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
Very Cool!!! Congrats on the find!!!
 

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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
That is really precious...to find writing like that makes it very personal and relevant...and still sharing his/her faith through your discovery. :)
Thank you for posting that!
 

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Wow, this Bible looks very old and probably around the beginning of the 19th century.

Welcome to Tnet,.

It can't be before the beginning of the 20th Century since the British Royal Arms used by the printer in the frontispiece can be dated to not earlier than 1901. The reference to His Majesty's Special Command, then puts it not later than 1952 (see post #5).
 
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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
Sorry for being late to add my congrats. I didn't see the post until today! Awesome find! I've had a couple of old Bibles given to me, but unfortunately, with no history to go with them, I can only image someone long since enjoying the glories of heaven with no need for it anymore! :)
 

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So, I was cleaning out my storage room today. While I was cleaning it out, I found this. It is a Bible. No date on it. It looks very old, though. While I was looking at it, I discovered something that hints to its age. It was written in the back of the Bible.

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“God be merciful to me a sinner
Born 1882
Born again 1903
He loved me that he gave himself for me.”

Whoever first owned this Bible was born in 1882, and was born again, or baptized, in 1903.

This thing is OLD. I would guess between 1880 and 1900s.

I also found a bookmark in it stating the 10 Commandments.

I have a special shelf and display cabinet where I put antique and vintage scriptures. I’ll put it in there.

Well, that’s all. It was an amazing find to me. I hope you found it amazing too.

Jared
Now there is THE treasure.
 

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