Lincoln Bible

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.wikipedia
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Inauguration of Donald Trump

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.
Trump was sworn in with his left hand on a pair of Bibles, his personal copy and the Lincoln Bible.

First inauguration of Barack Obama

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.
Michelle Obama held the Bible, which was used by Abraham Lincoln at his 1861 inauguration, as Barack Obama placed his hand on the Bible and recited the presidential oath.

First inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln reached Washington, D.C. for his inauguration in 1861.

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Barack Obama placed his hand upon the Lincoln Bible for his oaths in 2009 and 2013, as did Donald Trump in 2017.

Bible

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.

Abraham Lincoln

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017. Abraham Lincoln reached Washington, D.C. for his inauguration in 1861.

Barack Obama

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.

Second inauguration of Barack Obama

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The Lincoln Bible is the Bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln, and was later used by Barack Obama at his inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, as well as the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.

Library of Congress

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The Lincoln family donated the Bible to the Library of Congress, which includes it in their collection. The Bible later remained with the Lincoln family up until 1928, at which point Mary Eunice Harlan, the widow of Robert Todd Lincoln, donated it to the Library of Congress.

Oxford University Press

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The Bible is an Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible.

King James Version

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The Bible is an Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible.

Burgundy (color)

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Published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 in long by 4 in wide, and 1.75 in thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.

Velvet

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Published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 in long by 4 in wide, and 1.75 in thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.

Gilding

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Published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 in long by 4 in wide, and 1.75 in thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.

Book design

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The back flyleaf of the Bible bears the seal of the Supreme Court of the United States along with a record of the 1861 inauguration.

Washington, D.C.

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Abraham Lincoln reached Washington, D.C. for his inauguration in 1861.

Supreme Court of the United States

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William Thomas Carroll, the clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, fetched a Bible that he kept for official use.

Mary Harlan Lincoln

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The Bible later remained with the Lincoln family up until 1928, at which point Mary Eunice Harlan, the widow of Robert Todd Lincoln, donated it to the Library of Congress.

Robert Todd Lincoln

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The Bible later remained with the Lincoln family up until 1928, at which point Mary Eunice Harlan, the widow of Robert Todd Lincoln, donated it to the Library of Congress.

Book of Deuteronomy

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When the Bible was donated, it contained markers at the 31st chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy and the fourth chapter of the Book of Hosea.

Book of Hosea

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When the Bible was donated, it contained markers at the 31st chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy and the fourth chapter of the Book of Hosea.

Carla Hayden

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The Bible was used to swear in Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016.

Librarian of Congress

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The Bible was used to swear in Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016.