True to the motto of the United States, One Nation Under God, this exhibit highlights our country's biblical heritage. The exhibit begins with the first Bible brought to America by the Puritans and Pilgrims, moves on to the first Bible printed in America and those that followed in the Colonies, and then to the rapid expansion in the 19th century of the printing and distribution of the Bible driven by the desire of many individuals, churches, and societies to provide and share the principles and message of God's Word.
The Biblical Heritage Gallery where these items were exhibited closed in 2019 to make way for the Warren and Betty Wiersbe Library and Reading Room, which opened in the fall of 2019. The items in the on-line exhibit described below are housed in Special Collections at the Centennial Library at Cedarville University and are available for use by the public on request. Follow this link to contact the University Archivist.