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Archive for June 10th, 2013

Actual Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

            David and I have spent the better part of the last two weekends exploring an outstanding exhibit in Colorado Springs. I urge you to take the time to see these extraordinary rare Bibles and Biblical artifacts right here in Colorado. This tour is in Colorado for a limited time, as it is on its way to Washington DC where it will become a permanent historical site.

 

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Three items especially impressive to us are:

  1. Actual Dead Sea Scroll fragments including the section from Genesis. These are similar to what you would see in The Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.
  2. The Lunar Bible. This microfiche Bible actually went to the surface of the moon. It is only one of twelve such Bibles in existence, thus underlining the rarity and value of many of the items in this exhibit.
    Can you guess how much it cost?
  3. Papyrus P39 – part of the Gospel of John from Africa written in the late 2nd century. This is proof that the Gospel did spread from Jerusalem, to Judea, and throughout the world. P39 is the earliest known example of page numbers.

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These are only three of hundreds of items. Go to Explore Passages for more information about the exhibit.

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Bluff Fort, Utah

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Bluff Fort, Utah was an interesting stop on a recent trip my husband and I took.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bluff Historic District is an area roughly bounded by Main Street/US 191, 2nd Street East, and the bluffs.  It contains buildings built from 1880 to the mid-1940′s, with the majority built between 1890 and 1905.  The district includes most of the original 1880 townsite, later Victorian homes, Bluff cemetery and the sandstone bluffs directly north of town which include natural features with cultural significance.

Also on the National Register of Historic Places is St Christopher’s Episcopal Mission, the nearby Sand Island Petroglyph Site, and  the Hole-in-the Rock Expedition Trail. Click here to read more.

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We really enjoyed our stop.

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