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Discover Thomas Jefferson’s Cut-and-Paste Version of the Bible, and Read the Curious Edition Online | Open Culture

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As early as 1804, when he was still president, Jefferson began separating “the diamond from the dunghill,” as he later put it, to assemble his own version of the Bible. He continued the project in earnest during his later years at Monticello, poring over various editions in Greek, Latin, French and King James English. He clipped the passages he thought were genuine teachings of Jesus and pasted them, in the four languages side by side, onto pages.

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Medieval Pet Names

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People in the Middle Ages did keep pets – dogs, cats, birds, monkeys and many other kinds of animals. Although they often had particular duties – i.e. hunting or catching rats – there are many accounts that showed affection and love between these pets and their owners.Scattered in various texts and remains from the Middle Ages, one can find several examples of medieval pet names.

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