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Rare Bibles to be sold to UT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A University of Memphis professor who died last month arranged to sell a portion of his rare Bible collection to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Dr. Naseeb Shaheen died Sept. 26 from complications of heart surgery. The 78-year-old English professor had taught for 40 years in Memphis.

Shaheen's brother told The Commercial Appeal that his collection includes 115 pre-King James Bibles that are worth $2,000 to $15,000 each.

Shouky Shaheen of Atlanta expects UT will get about 75 of the Bibles. The rest will go to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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