MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pages from a handwritten Bible that took more than a decade to complete are about to go on display in Minneapolis.

The St. John's Bible was commissioned in 1998 by monks at St. John's Abbey and University in Collegeville. The seventh and final volume -- "Letters and Revelation" -- was completed earlier this year.

Abbot John Klassen estimates the project cost about $8 million. He calls the monumental work a Bible for the new millennium.

Scribes working in Wales drew every letter and illustration by hand. The facing pages measure about 3 feet wide by 2 feet tall. The Bible runs nearly 1,150 pages in seven volumes.

Pages from the St. John's Bible will be on exhibit starting Friday at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.