Einstein-inscribed Bible Unsold at Auction

By Mei Manuel, December 04, 2018 19:12 PM

Albert Einstein(Pixabay)

On Friday, a Bible inscribed by renowned genius and physicist Albert Einstein, estimated to be worth up to $300,000, was not purchased during Sotheby's auction on Friday.

The Bible was given by Einstein to an employee in 1932 and it included a hand-written note which says: "This book is an inexhaustible source of living wisdom and consolation."

While the Bible was not sold on Friday, another letter written by Einstein is scheduled to be sold at another auction at Christie's on Tuesday and it talks about the physicist's thoughts about God and the authority of the Bible.

The letter, written in 1954, showed his doubts about God and writes "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends."

Einstein is a Jew; but, his views on God and religion remains a major point of debate.

In one letter he wrote in 1936, he said he was open to the possibility that there is a higher power and said that 'everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.'

In another letter in 1950, he described himself as an agnostic. He also wrote: 'I am convinced that vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.'

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Amity Foundation Aids Snow Disaster Stricken Areas in Yushu, Qinghai

The Amity Foundation, together with the Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association, launched an aid project for the Yushu snow disaster areas in order to help the herding families pull through.

Aid to Displaced People in DR Congo Makes A Difference

Strengthened by emergency food, 700 families displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

Hungarian Embassy in Shanghai Hosts New Year Concert in Moore Memorial Church

On January 22, 2019, the Hungarian Embassy in Shanghai hosted a new year concert in Shanghai Moore Memorial Church, according to the WeChat account of "Shanghai Christianity".

Shanghai Holds Symposium on Foreign Christians’ Worship

A symposium on foreign Christians' worshipping was organized by the Shanghai Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs and the Shanghai China Christian Council (CCC) & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and held on January 1, 2019.

Baby Found Alive After 35 Hours Under Rubble in Russia

A miracle occurred after a dangerous gas explosion rocked Russia on Monday.

Pope Calls for Unity in New Year Message

Learn the contents of the Pope's New Year Address for 2019.

China to Add 6,800 KM Railway Line This Year

New railway lines will be seen in China this year according to the national railway operators.

Xi: Cooperation is Best for both China and US

Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a US President Donald Trump a special message as part of the 40th anniversary of US-Chinese relations.

Chinese Supreme Court to Handle Intellectual Property Cases

The highest court in China will be looking into the intellectual property rights cases raised by the United States.

China Resumes Video Games Approval

Chinese gamers will now be able to expect new games to be released in the market soon.