to have too many Bibles? We have the space, of course, and for a number of reasons, my answer is no.  Still, if there was anything that is a more emphatic statement of generations (until the late 20th century) I can’t think of it.  Each person had their personal Bible.  Each individual’s Bible, on their death, has ended up here. Then there are the ones in a multitude of languages: all of the major European, and several of the major Asian; and then the different translations….

I ought to count them, just for the laugh factor.  Five feet of shelf?  Not counting concordances and Books of Common Prayer?  Might be a bit high, perhaps four.  Then again, I’m looking at five versions right now!*

*one KJV, one New English, one Revised Standard, one in Greek, one in Spanish, and one in French