Elias Boudinot on the Bible

Elias Boudinot was the fourth President of the Continental Congress, a signer of the peace treaty to end the American Revolution, the first attorney admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, a framer of the Bill of Rights, and the Director of the U.S. Mint. What was his personal view of the Scriptures?

For nearly half a century have I anxiously and critically studied that invaluable treasure [the Bible]; and I still scarcely ever take it up that I do not find something new – that I do not receive some valuable addition to my stock of knowledge or perceive some instructive fact never observed before. In short, were you to ask me to recommend the most valuable book in the world, I should fix on the Bible as the most instructive both to the wise and ignorant. Were you to ask me for one affording the most rational and pleasing entertainment to the inquiring mind, I should repeat, it is the Bible; and should you renew the inquiry for the best philosophy or the most interesting history, I should still urge you to look into your Bible. I would make it, in short, the Alpha and Omega of knowledge.

("The Bible in America: What We Believe About the Most Important Book in Our History" Second Edition/ Steve Green and Todd Hillard
www.museumofthebible.org Emphasis added)