January 22 Your Word is a lamp and a light

Read Psalm 119:105

While watching the presidential inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as our 46th president, I was struck by the size of the family Bible that he used. The Bible is a 127-year-old Bible that has been passed down from generation to generation in his family.

This led me to wonder what other Bibles presidents have used in their inaugural ceremonies. The Constitution Center has a nice article dedicated to answering this question [1]. There are many traditions wrapped around the use of the Bible in civic ceremonies and inaugurations of U.S. presidents is no exception. Several presidents used two Bibles, one a personal Bible, the other a historic Bible. However, not all the presidents used...continue reading