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Egypt: the sanctuary of the sacred books


REPORT - At the foot of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Tables of the Law from God, the Saint Catherine Monastery houses a precious collection of icons and the second library of manuscripts in the world after that of the Vatican. Since its foundation in the 6th century, around twenty ...

By Jean-François Colosimo (text) and Chloé Sharrock (photos)

Absolutizing the sacred texts is the lot of ordinary religions.

For them, the written word is authentic and its literality is sufficient.

The genius of the Bible is to admit that, as soon as it is a question of redaction or reproduction between God and man, a problem arises.

That a concern arises as to the similarity of the original and the copy.

And that he forces him to tirelessly seek the spirit under the letter.

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Sinai is forever the scene of this fragility of revelation, as the book of Exodus shows.

As the Hebrews roam the desert in search of the Promised Land, a summit meeting takes place between Yahweh and Moses.

The Lord entrusts to his prophet the Tables of the Law on which he wrote the 10 commandments with his hand.

But Moses, on his return from this face-to-face meeting, discovers that the people have renounced the Covenant and worship the golden calf.

In spite, he breaks the Tables.

Yahweh nevertheless commands him to recut them and

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Source: lefigaro

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