Find a list of your saved stories here

News / 

Entire Bible being read aloud on US Capitol steps


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the west steps of the U.S. Capitol this week, the entire Bible is being read aloud, non-stop, from Genesis to Revelation.

The 26th annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon began Sunday evening and will continue around the clock until noon on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer.

The event's director, the Rev. Michael Hall, says it takes about 90 hours to read through the Bible aloud. Volunteer readers step up to the podium and take turns, sometimes under umbrellas in pouring rain.

The readers have no microphone or speakers to amplify their message, so tourists often give the readers a curious look and pass by. But Hall says foreign visitors sometimes express surprise that Americans can read the Scriptures aloud at their seat of government.

Sound: Upcoming

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent News stories

The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast