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In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000
WASHINGTON, DC  •  Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  •  Ongoing

Presented in association with the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, the exhibition presents over 70 of the earliest biblical artifacts in existence, including pages and fragments written in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopian and Copticómany on display for the first time in the United States. The Sackler Gallery is the only venue for this exhibition.

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.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Web Site

Contact: 1050 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC
Tel: (1) 202 357 27 00

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