One of the oldest copies of the book of Matthew and an Arabic recording of Noah and the Flood?! These are just some of the amazing highlights of a new exhibit called Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World. This one-time exhibition will be on display at the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) from August 15 through November 7, 2015! What a treat!
(Can’t make it to the exhibit? Scroll down to see 10 Bible Archaeology Finds right now!)
Here are some artifacts sourced from the Penn Museum and Penn Library Collection you can look forward to all in one stunning exhibit!:
- A tablet displaying one of the oldest Mesopotamian accounts of the flood story
- One of the oldest fragments of the Book of Matthew
- A script in Arabic recording the Flood and Noah
- An illuminated 13th century Bible from Arras, France
- A 16th century 12-language Bible (with Syriac, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Spanish, German, French, English, Danish, and Polish all side by side!)
- And much more!
That’s definitely not all of the biblical goodies that the Penn museum has to offer this fall! The museum’s permanent galleries host fascinating exhibits featuring Canaan and Ancient Israel, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Iraq, and stunning large-scale photographs from Constantinople and Cappadocia!
Penn Museum Hours & Details
Where: 3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Ticket Info: http://www.penn.museum/plan-your-visit.html
Call: (215) 898-4000
Printable 10 Bible Archaeological Finds Download (Reproducible)
This “10 Important Bible Archaeological Finds” eChart highlights 10 of the most significant archaeological finds that give evidence for events and customs described in the Bible. This eChart describes the find, includes a picture, and explains the find’s importance for our understanding of biblical people and places.
This FREE eChart contains 10 out of 50 archaeological finds included in the pamphlet 50 Proofs for the Bible: Old Testament. The full pamphlet includes finds, such as The Tel Dan Inscription, which proves King David’s existence; the Nuzi Tablets, which describe customs and stories similar to those found in Genesis 15-31; Merneptah Stele, which provides the earliest evidence of the nation of Israel (apart from the Bible); and Shishak’s military invasion record, which refers to the events in I Kings 14. Click to Download!
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