ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ‚ÄĒ The Bible's evolution from ancient Hebrew to modern languages and from clay tablets to printed books is a rich lesson in the history of civilizations, the origins of the written word and the revolution of printing.
The story of how the text of the Bible has been written and disseminated over the centuries is recounted in a new exhibition at the Florida International Museum that boasts artifacts as rare and priceless as they come, among them bits of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a fragment of the Gospel of John dating to about 250 A.D., a 1455 Gutenberg Bible and a first edition of the King James version from 1611.
The exhibit's founder and chief curator, William H. Noah, isn't a biblical scholar but a pulmonary physician who lives near Nashville He said a personal interest in the history of the sacred text led him to study it and assemble a collection that opened in Tennessee a...
I hope the founder of this museum has more than just an interest in the history of the Bible, the wishes to read it. I didn't get the impression from the article that many in the people mentioned in it, have a modern copy of the Bible and read it?