Biden was sworn in on a storied 19th century family Bible
By Devan Cole, CNN
Updated 1:18 PM EST, Wed January 20, 2021
Washington(CNN)President Joe Biden was sworn in on a 19th century family Bible on Wednesday, continuing his longtime tradition of using the heirloom during his decades of public service.
The five-inch thick Bible features a Celtic cross on the cover, and has been in the Biden family since 1893. The President has used the Bible each time he has taken an oath of office, including during his first Senate swearing-in in 1973 and his swearings-in as vice president in 2009 and 2013.
The Bible was also used by Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, when he was sworn in as attorney general of Delaware in 2007.
First Lady Jill Biden held the Bible on Wednesday as her husband took the oath of office, which was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts.
“Every important date is in there. For example, every time I’ve been sworn in for anything, the date has been on that, and it’s inscribed on the Bible,” Biden told Stephen Colbert in December.
“Our son, when he was sworn in as attorney general, all the important dates in our family, going way back. And it’s just been a family heirloom,” he said.
The Bible has been so central to Biden’s political career that in 2009 when he took his final oath in the Senate, the swearing-in was delayed when the Bible couldn’t be located, according to the Wilmington News Journal.
Joe Biden Took Oath on Masonic Illuminati Bible With an Upside Down Cross? A Wild Conspiracy Theory
- By Parwinder Sandhu
January 23, 2021 21:34 +08
US President Joe Biden took oath on the Masonic Illuminati Bible with an upside down cross during his inauguration ceremony on January 20th, claims a new conspiracy theory. Biden’s bible, which caught fancy of the social media users, is a 128-year-old family heirloom.
According to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, followed the tradition of many other presidents who used family-owned scriptures to take their oaths, including Ronald Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Biden is a Satanist, Claim Conspiracy Theorists on Social Media
Images showing Biden placing his left hand on a Bible held by his wife Jill Biden during the oath taking ceremony went viral for all the wrong reasons. One of the images was combined with a similar image of a Bible and captioned, “1884 Haydock Douay Rhelms Antique Family Bible Masonic Illuminati.”
While one of the viral images was from the recent oath taking ceremony showing the top angle of the bible during the oath ceremony, the other was from when Biden was sworn in as the Vice President.
“When Biden swears on the Bible with a cross upside down, do you think the administration is going to do anything for America? We mean nothing to him. Just The satanic corporation,” read another tweet.
Biden Used the Same Bible During His Various Oath Ceremonies
Biden used the Bible every time he took an oath of office, including during his first Senate swearing-in in 1973 and his swearings-in as vice president in 2009 and 2013, the outlet reported. The holy book was also used by Biden’s eldest son, Beau Biden, when he was sworn in as Delaware Attorney General in 2007.
During an interview with late night talk show host Stephen Colbert, Biden had said, “It’s just been a family heirloom on the Biden side of the family, and every important date is in there. For example, every time I’ve been sworn in for anything, the date has been on that and is inscribed on the Bible.”