Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ancient Copy of Ten Commandments Has First Showing in Israel

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Christopher D. Shea
The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on display at the Israel Museum in an exhibition dedicated to pivotal objects in human history.Credit Dan Balilty/Associated Press
ISRAEL---A 2,000-year-old copy of the Ten Commandments — the oldest known complete version — has gone on display for the first time in Israel. It is part of an exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem dedicated to pivotal objects in human history, from prehistory to the present. The scroll, which belongs to the Israel Antiquities Authority, is dated between the years 30 B.C. and 1 B.C. [link]