By Justin Sink
The president will also again use the Bible that was first purchased for President Lincoln's inauguration in 1861. Obama took the oath of office from that book, now in the collection of the Library of Congress, during his first inauguration in 2009.
Interestingly, Obama will actually use a third Bible during his inaugural festivities. Because Jan. 20 — the constitutionally mandated inauguration day — falls on a Sunday, the president will take the oath of office during a private White House ceremony a day before his public swearing-in. There, he will use a Bible that was owned by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaColbert: Trump is 'a coward' Michelle Obama gets celebrity help to harvest her final WH garden Clinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump MORE's grandmother, the first African-American woman manager of a Moody's Bible Institute bookstore.