Monday, March 9, 2009

The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story

I've never been to The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story.

This special exhibit will be displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science through April 12. It features artifacts from Jerusalem and its surrounding areas 2,000 years ago. You can see the earliest known manuscript containing the story of Christ's birth in the oldest known manuscript of the Gospel of Luke. The War Scroll from Qumran will also be displayed. A papyrus manuscript of the Epistle of Hebrews and a large scale model of Jerusalem can also be viewed. There are also ossuaries on exhibition. The bones of the deceased were placed in these boxes. This was only practiced during the Roman era. The exhibit brings together the inter-connectivity of the Jewish story and the Birth of Christianity.

That I'd like to see.

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