Patterson began copying the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch, in 2007. Work on this "prototype" allowed him to figure out technique, layout and technical details like the type of paper (19-by-13-inch watercolor) and writing instruments (felt-tip pens). He tackled the complete King James Bible in 2009.
Patterson works at a wooden desk by his bed, near neatly shelved pages of his completed volumes. Fingers on his left hand track the words on a small hardcover Bible while he methodically writes with his right hand. Patterson pencils in ruled lines on the sheets to guide his writing and erases them when he is done, leaving black ink on creamy white pages.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
BIBLE NEWS: Man Copies the Entire Bible, By Hand, In 4 Years
One or two quizzers that I know do their studying by writing out the entire chapter by hand each week. But have you every wondered what it would take to copy the whole Bible, word by word? It turns out, it takes about four years.