Bibles, however, are also folders and full archives of indi­vidual persons and some­times their fam­ilies. Many bibles pass from gen­er­ation to gen­er­ation, with inscrip­tions iden­ti­fying their suc­cessive owners: names dates, location in te genealogical tree… Between the pages, users of the Bible fre­quently left notes, objects (a feather, a leaf, a lock of hair), poems, love letters, rejection letters, an announcement of death, an obituary, the announcement of a birth, a picture. Do these things change the way in which a bible and its text, and its law, is lived?

The sacred book, the book of law, is the natural archive (early com­mands, power, mean­ingful repos­itory of ordered dis­courses). Which one is your sacred book? What is its law? What kind of objects would you find in your own sacred, even imagined book and what micro­lit­er­ature do they tell?