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JERUSALEM – Two parts of an ancient biblical manuscript separated across centuries and continents were reunited for the first time in a joint display Friday, thanks to an accidental discovery that is helping illuminate a dark period in the history of the Hebrew Bible.
The 1,300-year-old fragments, which are among only a handful of Hebrew Biblical manuscripts known to have survived the era in which they were written, existed separately and with their relationship unknown, until a news photograph of one's public unveiling in 2007 caught the attention of the scholars who would eventually link them.
Together, they make up the text of the Israelites after fleeing slavery in Egypt and witnessing the destruction of the pharaoh's armies in the Red Sea., sung by jubilant
Friday, February 26, 2010
Pieces Of 7th Century Copy Of Exodus Reunited
From the Associated Press: