NY Man Done Writing Out Entire Bible

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2013 9:19 AM CDT
In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013 file photo, Phillip Patterson transcribes the King James Bible at home in Philmont, NY. Patterson, 63, has spent years writing out every word in the Bible.   (Mike Groll)
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(Newser) – It took him four years, but Phillip Patterson now has serious cause to throw around a couple of hallelujahs: The Upstate New York man yesterday finished his mammoth project of writing out the entire Bible by hand, reports the AP. "Every single curly-q, every single loop, it was all worth it," says the 63-year-old, who took on the project as a means of learning about the Bible. "I'm really going to miss this writing." Patterson wrote out the last two verses at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church in Spencertown, ending appropriately enough with "amen." He plans to spend another year on the binding and cover before donating the entire 2,400-page opus to St. Peter's.

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