As indicated by the name a bible box is a box to store and transport a bible and important family documents. They were used in Britain from the late 16th century and the 17th century and were typically made from oak. Many varieties had a slanted or angled top with a lower lip, meant to hold the Bible for reading when the box was placed on a table, thus serving as a portable lectern. Other boxes were mounted on a stand. Over the years the typical Bible box was also used to contain writing implements such as a quill, ink pot, blotting paper and writing paper. The level or slanted surface of the box then served as a desktop for writing as well as reading.
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