President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible but on two – one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln. – Huffington Post
Will this start a Bible race in which each succeeding presidential inauguration adds another Bible to the stack?
Perhaps the presidential oath would be made even more binding if they used several different translations. I’m not sure but I imaging that both the Bibles President Obama plans to use are King James versions. Maybe Presidents should swear on Bibles in original languages. If so, should they use eclectic editions or diplomatic editions of the text?