Ever Wonder How Long It Takes To Read The Bible?

Thursday, May 04, 2017


WASHINGTON (Air1 News – Abby Aronoff) – It’s 3 a.m. on the Western steps of the U.S. Capitol and people are lined up, patiently waiting for their turn to read… the Bible.

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For 28 years the Bible has been read over loud speakers for 90 consecutive hours at the U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon.

It was 1990 when President George H.W. Bush declared the International Year of Bible Reading. Since then thousands of believers have traveled to Washington D.C. to stand in line and read the Good Book. Often they’ll stay to listen and to pray, too. Starting with Genesis 1:1, every word is read without interruption or commentary. It began Sunday at 6 p.m. and will conclude tonight.

Readers from diverse cultures, denominations and Judeo-Christian backgrounds come from all over. They range in age from 10 to 80 plus. And Bibles are on hand in 100 languages… so folks can read their Bible portion in their own language if they’d like.

The marathon is organized by Bible Foundation and assisted by the many volunteers who come year after year.

 

 

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