� An exhibition that traces the evolution of the Bible from ancient origins to American texts opens Friday at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 W. Market St., Indianapolis. "The Dead Sea Scrolls to the Bible in America" begins with ancient Hebrew Scriptures, including fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and follows the development of the Bible in English from the 14th century to the 17th century.
Highlights of the 100 artifacts include 5,000-year-old picture-writing on clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia, fragments of the earliest Bible in Greek and some of the earliest Christian writings. Also on view are St. Jerome's Vulgate Bible in Latin from the 13th century, various private, illuminated devotionals (books of hours) and first and early editions of Reformation Bibles, Catholic Bibles in English and the first printing of the 1611 King James Bible. The chronology ends with the Lunar Bible, a microfiche Bible that went to the moon.
Sunday, July 11, 2004
MORE ON THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS TO THE BIBLE IN AMERICA EXHIBITION (two posts down) from the Louisville Courier Journal, KY: