The Corrie ten Boom Bible

Collection ID

BIB.005006

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

ca. 1970s

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.75 × 6 × 1.25 in. (22.2 × 15.2 × 3.2 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The Impact of the Bible, Bible in the World


Corrie ten Boom (1892–1983) was a Dutch watchmaker who, along with her family, supported the Dutch resistance during WWII. The Ten Boom family were members of the Dutch Reformed Church. Following the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, they helped Jews and other refugees escape arrest by hiding them in a secret room behind a false wall in their home. Ten Boom was eventually arrested and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war and later received recognition for her work from the Yad Vashem Remembrance Authority. The evangelist Billy Graham gave this Bible to her in 1970. Five years later, Graham’s production company, World Wide Pictures, would adapt her story for the big screen in the movie The Hiding Place. Ten Boom used the Bible until her death in 1983.

Printed around the 1970s by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acquired by 1975 by Billy Graham, evangelist, North Carolina;[1] Gifted in 1975 to Corrie ten Boom, author and Christian speaker, California; Gifted in 1983 to Jim Parker, Virginia; Acquired by descent in 2013 by Anne Parker, North Carolina; Donated in 2020 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Graham’s signature and inscription appear on the front free endpaper.

description

Corrie ten Boom (1892–1983) was a Dutch watchmaker who, along with her family, supported the Dutch resistance during WWII. The Ten Boom family were members of the Dutch Reformed Church. Following the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, they helped Jews and other refugees escape arrest by hiding them in a secret room behind a false wall in their home. Ten Boom was eventually arrested and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war and later received recognition for her work from the Yad Vashem Remembrance Authority. The evangelist Billy Graham gave this Bible to her in 1970. Five years later, Graham’s production company, World Wide Pictures, would adapt her story for the big screen in the movie The Hiding Place. Ten Boom used the Bible until her death in 1983.


provenance

Printed around the 1970s by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acquired by 1975 by Billy Graham, evangelist, North Carolina;[1] Gifted in 1975 to Corrie ten Boom, author and Christian speaker, California; Gifted in 1983 to Jim Parker, Virginia; Acquired by descent in 2013 by Anne Parker, North Carolina; Donated in 2020 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Graham’s signature and inscription appear on the front free endpaper.


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