Sterling Jewelers Blog
January 6th, 2015
Using incredible nanotechnology, an Israeli company successfully printed the entire New Testament — all 27 books comprising 180,000 words — on a single silicon chip that’s smaller than your pinky nail.


The chip is easily mounted in a pendant, so devotees can wear the sacred scriptures close to their hearts. They also can be embedded in watches, charms and nearly any other kind of jewelry.

Developed in cooperation with Tel Aviv University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, each silicon chip measures 4.76mm square (about .2 inches) and is expected to be validated by Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest Bible.


According to a spokesman for Jerusalem Nano Bible, each letter measures 600 nano meters, which is so small that it requires an electron microscope in order to see it clearly. The company and its breakthrough product were profiled last week on CBS Evening News.


The nano Bibles are not produced individually. They are mass produced on eight-inch round wafers, each of which contains 1,210 complete copies of the New Testament.

“Our aim is to be able to mass produce it and cater to really every [budget]” said David Almog, head of Jerusalem Nano Bible’s marketing and sales department.


The biblical text of the current nano bible represents the Ancient Greek version of the New Testament. In the photo above, a representative size of a complete nano bible (black square) is compared to the Greek text of a traditionally printed version.

Jerusalem Nano Bible is planning to produce a nano version of the Old Testament (600,000+ words) in the near future.

Screen captures via YouTube/CBS Evening News