Friday, April 27, 2007

Sacred Texts Exhibition at British Library

Sacred texts that reveal a common heritage

British Library exhibition celebrates the links between three monotheistic faiths

For the first time, the oldest and most precious surviving texts of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths have gone on display side by side at the British Library.

They include a tattered scrap of a Dead Sea Scroll and a Qur'an commissioned for a 14th-century Mongol ruler of modern Iran who was born a shaman, baptised a Christian, and converted first to Buddhism, then Sunni and finally Shia Islam.

British Library

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