Friday, August 25, 2006

Bible Exhibit

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

"In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000" is a landmark exhibition on view Oct. 21, 2006 through January 7, 2007 at the Smithsonian Institution Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, presented in association with the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, which is the principal lending institution for this exhibition and is one of the greatest repositories for early manuscripts in the world.

Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Leaves from three of the six oldest surviving Hebrew codices.
  • The oldest known manuscripts of the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy.
  • One of the earliest known manuscripts of the Gospels written in Latin.
  • The oldest dated parchment biblical codex in the world.
  • A page from the earliest Bible with full-page illustration.

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