Alabama State Bible


Alabama's official State Bible

The official state bible of Alabama; photo © Will Eckrich on Flickr (used by permission).

Official State Bible of Alabama

The Alabama Executive Department purchased this bible in 1853. All Cultural Heritage Symbols

This historic bible was used to swear in Jefferson Davis as the President of the Confederate States of America on February 18, 1861. Each of Alabama's governors has used this same bible to be sworn in since 1853.

The bible is kept on display in the Alabama Department of Archives and History when not in use for an inauguration (Nineteenth Century Gallery).