The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Read by Nick Bulka

(4.9 stars; 13 reviews)

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, commonly referred to as the Jefferson Bible, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the later years of his life by cutting and pasting with a razor and glue numerous sections from the New Testament as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's condensed composition is especially notable for its exclusion of all miracles by Jesus and most mentions of the supernatural, including sections of the four gospels that contain the Resurrection and most other miracles, and passages that portray Jesus as divine. - Summary by Wikipedia (3 hr 8 min)


Front Matter 14:42 Read by Nick Bulka
I - XI 28:46 Read by Nick Bulka
XII - XXIV 25:14 Read by Nick Bulka
XXV - XXXVI 29:53 Read by jblankenship83
XXXVII - XLVI 32:49 Read by TJ Burns
XLVII - LXI 28:36 Read by Mike Pelton
LXII - LXIX 28:09 Read by Mike Pelton


Jefferson’s Bible

(5 stars)

When I first started listening I worried that King James Version of the Bible used by Jefferson would be too difficult for me to follow. Jefferson’s strict filtering out of only text associated with Jesus’ teachings was actually riveting. In some cases I paused to research Jesus’ meaning and historical significance at that time. Of the readers, I found Mike Pelton to be outstanding. His British accent seemed to make the text flow so much more understandably. I recommend this book to anyone (believer in Jesus’ divinity or not) seeking more understanding of Jesus’ teachings.

excellent reading of the Jefferson Bible

(5 stars)

Very well done reading of a classic.