By John McDevitt

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A traveling exhibit opened Monday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as part of the World Meeting of Families Conference and Papal visit. It’s free and open to the public.

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The exhibit is called Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations.

It features 80 rare biblical texts and artifacts from the Museum of the Bible’s Green Collection. A slightly larger version of the exhibit was displayed atthe Vatican last year.

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Dr. Josephine Dru is curator of Papyri for the museum of the bible. She’s says many of the treasures date back nearly two thousand years.

“We have some Papyri that’s the stuff I take care of that are from the third and fourth century CE those are in cases three and 4 which look at Greek translation of Jewish scriptures and at the Christian New Testament, but the dead sea scrolls are 300 or 400 years older than that.”

The temporary exhibit is opened 9am to 7pm all this week except Saturday the public is invited to visit then 9am to 5pm. To enter use the Race Street side entrance of the convention center near Broad Street.

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