Woman Discovers Mysterious, 318-Year-Old Bible in Most Unlikely of Places

Updated: November 19, 2023 at 7:15 pm EST  See Comments

A bookstore owner is speaking out after making an incredible discovery at an Iowa nursing home: a mysterious, 318-year-old Bible.

Listen to them on the latest episode of “Quick Start”

Kathy Magruder told KCCI-TV she discovered the centuries-old book in the library of the Calvin Community home.

It was a fascinating find for Magruder, who runs Pageturners Bookstore, where she sells new and old books. She had gone to the home to look for unique texts and the Bible eventually stood out.

“There were a lot of older books, which were fun, and I chose those, but I saw this on a shelf,” Magruder told the Independent Advocate. “It doesn’t look like anything special. I said, ‘You know, I think that one is kind of old. … I’m going to have to research that one because I can’t even make an offer until I have some idea what it is.’”

So, she started investigating and found some stunning facts about the book.

First and foremost, it was printed in 1705 in Selkirkshire, Scotland, and was potentially done so illegally without the monarchy’s permission; such an infraction could lead to a death sentence at the time, 

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