woensdag 23 oktober 2013

Jerusalem museum melds two millenia of Jewish and Christian texts

Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum on Wednesday inaugurated a new traveling exhibition of rare Biblical texts and artifacts spanning two millennia, from lands as disparate and distant as Germany and Iraq, and written in at least a half a dozen languages.

The exhibit, entitled “The Book of Books,” compiles over 200 texts with the ambitious aim of presenting the history of the Judeo-Christian document over the course of Western history through its textual heritage. Among the documents on display are fragments of the earliest Greek translation of the Bible — the Septuagint — early New Testament scriptures, vibrant illuminated manuscripts, rare fragments from the Cairo Geniza and pages from the Gutenberg Bible, the first set to print.

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