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What is the appropriate means to dispose of an old Bible?

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What is the appropriate means to dispose of an old Bible?


There is no specifically mandated means of disposing of old Bibles. Some Catholics follow a custom of disposing of religious articles that have been blessed either by burying or burning them, but even that is not mandated by law. If the Bible has been blessed you might choose to follow that custom. If not, dispose of it as you would any other book. If it’s still in fair condition, you might put it on a book donation table to benefit someone else.


  1. Matt Reply

    I think it may be nice to be buried with it.

  2. sandra Reply

    if a bible or hymn book is about 50 years old give it to someone who would appreciate it, also to more modern bibles or hymn books, you could have fun laminating pages and make them into placemats and to make nice christian cards, also you could use childrens christian picture books and laminate the pages……..put them on the walls too.

  3. mick Reply

    i think if You burn the book or other Holy/blessed object it should be in a way that You do so with A prayer and a good cause, like a good Catholic book reading or discussion around or near the fire.

  4. captaindandan2013 Reply

    Leave your Bible with a family member, loved one or>>>>>>When I was in jail the prisoners were crying out for the Word of God. see if you can leave a copy of the Scriptures with with the jail / prison library.

  5. Jacob Reply

    If it is still in good shape, take it to the chaplain office at a local hospital; they are often in need of Bibles to give to patients.

  6. Roger Reply

    Why would you even dispose of it. Doesn’t make sense to

  7. Keith Gregoire Reply

    If it’s a Catholic bible send it to me please. I would not only take very good care of it I would cherish it. Thank you very much. Message me.

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