Know-it-All Author A.J. Jacobs Tries 'Living Biblically' He spent a year reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica and writing The Know-It-All, an account of what he learned. Now he's accomplished another annually retentive feat: The Year of Living Biblically chronicles A.J. Jacobs' attempt to follow every rule in the Bible.
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Know-it-All Author A.J. Jacobs Tries 'Living Biblically'

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Know-it-All Author A.J. Jacobs Tries 'Living Biblically'

Know-it-All Author A.J. Jacobs Tries 'Living Biblically'

Know-it-All Author A.J. Jacobs Tries 'Living Biblically'

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Author A.J. Jacobs tried wearing all white because Ecclesiastes says we should. He wound up agreeing. William Pelkey hide caption

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