What are the largest and smallest Bibles in existence?

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The smallest New Testament was made by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001. They used a process called microlithography to create a New Testament that fits on the head of a pencil eraser.

The largest New Testament is the Waynai Bible, located in the library at Abilene (Texas) Christian University. This King James translation took Louis Waynai 8,700 hours over the course of two years to make. He used a homemade press. The Bible is 43.5” tall, and the spine is 34” thick. The book has 8,048 pages, and weighs 1,094 pounds.


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