Saturday, July 21

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The British Library is currently hosting a free exhibition of the what they describe as the world's greatest collection of Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy books.

However it wasn't just holy books that were on display. Various ornaments and examples of religious literature and culture were there too, as well as instructive examples of the similarities and differences between the three Abrahamitic faiths.

It took us a brisk one and a half hours to get through all of the stuff on show, and on the whole I was impressed by a good proportion of it all. Things like Bibles and Jewish holy books which had been written in Arabic, or Germany printed Qurans dating from the eighteenth century were highlights for me.

Still, I couldn't help but feel that the show was slightly incomplete; obviously it was concentrating on these three religions for clear reasons, but I would have loved to have seen a similar analysis and comparison of the other great religions too. But then the scope of the whole thing would have vastly outgrown the venue, and it would have taken a whole day to take it all in rather than a lazy morning.

All in all it was a fair exhibition, but nothing too great unless you have a vested interest in the subject matter. Check out the website - if it sounds like something that you'd enjoy then you probably will.

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