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Oldest Copy of Ten Commandments in Israel

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Given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments are pillars of both the Christian and Jewish faiths. The Times of Israel's Daniel Estrin reports that now the oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on display in Israel:

The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel’s leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization’s most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world’s most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, has never before been publicly displayed in Israel and has only been shown in brief exhibits abroad, said Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The manuscript is so brittle that it will only be on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem for two weeks before it is returned to a secure, pitch-black, climate-controlled storage facility at the museum.

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