Elvis Presley’s Bible Up for Auction

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Elvis Presley's personal Bible is now up for auction. The Bible (World Edition) has a current bid of $35,000, with a minimum bid of $37,500, according to GWS Auctions. The Bible was found on his nightstand on the day he died on Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42. 

The Bible is embossed with "Elvis Aaron Presley" in gold, and contains a large amount of book marked pages and underlined passages that seemingly spoke to Elvis. One of these underlined passages in particular is from the book of Job, 31:24-26, which reads, "If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand has gotten much; If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness."

This Bible comes with a handwritten letter from Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, with whom he was very close. The letter states in part, "Shortly after Elvis' passing my uncle Vernon (Elvis' dad) and I went up into Elvis' bedroom at Graceland to organize and pack many of his personal belongings. This Holy Bible was one of three that Elvis had on his night table. After packing them Uncle Vernon had me take them home for safe keeping and eventually gave them to me."

It is well known that Elvis was an avid reader and a deeply spiritual man. Of all of Elvis' Bibles sold over the years, this particular book has a truly touching story and fantastic provenance. 

Presley at his mansion in Graceland, near Memphis, shocking his fans worldwide. At the time of his death, he had sold more than 600 million singles and albums. Since his death, Graceland has become a shrine for millions of followers worldwide. Elvis impersonators and purported sightings have become stock subjects for humorists. To date, Elvis Presley is the only performer to have been inducted into three separate music 'Halls of Fame'. Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales, and remains one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music. 

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