Accession Number: C.2011.867.1
Dimensions: 13 in X 7 in X 3 in
Dimensions (Metric): 33.02 cm X 17.78 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Joel Meyerowitz
Portion of an open Bible, heat-fused onto a piece of metal and covered in dust. The Bible is opened to the New Testament passage from the Book of Matthew, chapter 5.
On March 30, 2002, FDNY Firefighter Steven Kuefner (E 302/L 155) was searching for victims at Ground Zero and came upon a torn Bible fused to a piece of metal. Open to a passage in Matthew, chapter 5, the fragment’s legible text includes the phrase “an eye for an eye,” followed by “resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”