Heilige Boeken in jodendum, christendom en islam.

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Translated title Sacred Books in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Antwerp, Belgium, 2014. 175 pp., illustrations: 53 col., 1 b&w, 26.2 × 20.7 cm. Dutch and English.




Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library (19 September–21 December 2014)


The smaller portion of “Sacred Places, Sacred Books”, a two-part exhibition that explored the commonalities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. “Sacred Books” presented exceptional copies of these religions’ fundamental texts: the Tanakh, the Bible and the Qur’an. Emphasis was placed on the complex interconnections between these three books as well as their past and present significance. 6 essays, including: “Revelation and Tradition: texts, books, practices” (Pierre Delsaerdt, Geert Lernout, Jo Van Steenbergen), “Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an” (Emilio Platti), “The Tanakh in Jewish tradition” (Julien Klener), and “Distorted memories: the remarkable fate of a Torah scroll” (Herman Van Goethem). Catalog listing according to the exhibition’s 6 themes: Revelation, The Text, The Object, Practice, Study, and A Living Tradition. Extensive historical entries. 47 items.


For the major portion of the exhibition, see #2139.

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BelgiumCairo GenizahHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Iraq, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th CMicrographySamaritans, Bibles/Torah ScrollsScrolls of Esther, illuminatedTorah (scroll)

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Visitor’s guide, with material presented according to the exhibition’s 6 themes: Revelation, The Text, The Object, Practice, Study, and A Living Tradition. Each religion discussed separately within each section. Emphasis placed on the continued significance of these books in modern times, with particular attention paid to their importance to individual citizens of Antwerp. Booklet, 47 pp., 3 illus., 20.3 × 14.8 cm. Descriptive entries. 47 items; Exhibition leaflet, “Rome, Mekka en Jeruzalem in Antwerpen. Heilige plaatsen, heilige boeken. Expo over Jodendom, Christendom en Islam”. [Rome, Mecca and Jerusalem in Antwerp. Holy Place, Holy Books. An exhibition on Judaism, Christianity and Islam], 4 pp., 4 col. Illus., 21 × 15 cm.

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