Friday, September 18, 2015

More on the Sacred Writings exhibition

THE PENN CURRENT: Exhibit highlights scope of biblical texts (Heather A. Davis).

I have already noted two of the highlights of the Sacred Writings exhibition, now showing at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia: the third century fragment of the Gospel of Matthew and the clay tablet containing the Sumerian Flood story (the "Eridu Genesis"). But this is worth mentioning as well:
One item that speaks to the worldwide appeal of these biblical stories is a polyglot New Testament Bible compiled by German scholar Elias Hutter and printed in Nuremberg in 1599. That volume contains 12 languages printed side-by-side: Syriac, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, German, Czech, Italian, Spanish, French, English, Danish, and Polish.
Background here.