The 'Slave Bible' Converted Slaves to Christianity by Omitting Parts That Could Lead to Uprising.
A new exhibit at a Washington, D.C., museum features an abridged version of the Bible sheds light on how Christian missionaries converted enslaved Africans to Christianity by teaching them the Gospel... but leaving or deleing out the parts about freedom, equality and resistance.
Its on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., and is one of only three known copies of this abridged version of the King James Bible. Printed by the Missionary Society For the Conversion of Negro Slaves “You’ll see a jump from Genesis 45, and they’ve cut out all the material to Exodus 19,” says Anthony Schmidt, associate curator of Bible and Religion in America at the museum. “What they’ve cut out is the story of the Israelites captivity in Egypt and their eventual liberation and journey to the promised land.” The book is basically the enslavers remix of the King James version of the Bible, leaving out all that unnecessary junk that might lead slaves to turn on their masters. For instance, Moses doesn’t even exist until he is an old man in the “Slave Bible.” #museumofthebible #slavery #slavehistory #blackculture #blackhistoryfacts #blackhistorymoment #blackhistorymatters #blm #knowyourhistory #blackhistory #blackhistoryeveryday #blackhistory365 #blackhistoryisamericanhistory