Obama to Be Sworn In on Bible Used for Lincoln Inauguration

President-elect Barack Obama will use the same Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used in 1861 for his swearing in.

Curator Clark Evans displays the burgundy velvet, gilt-edged Lincoln Inaugural Bible at the Library of Congress Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Washington. President-elect Barack Obama will take his oath of office on the bible Jan. 20, becoming the first president to use it since Abraham Lincoln at his swearing-in on March 4, 1861. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama will use the same
Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used in 1861 for his
swearing in.

Obama will be the first president since Lincoln to use that Bible, which is part of the collection of the Library of Congress.

The head of the presidential inaugural committee says Obama is "deeply honored" that the Library of Congress made the Lincoln Bible available to him.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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