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A SPECIAL exhibition offered at the Hornozemplianska knižnica (Upper Zemplín Library) in Vranov nad Topľou called Biblia včera, dnes a zajtra (The Bible Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) features historical Czech bibles as well as versions of the Bible from all over the world, some published as long ago as the 16th century and others with rather more modern formats.

One of the hundreds of bibles exhibited at the Upper Zemplín Library .One of the hundreds of bibles exhibited at the Upper Zemplín Library . (Source: TASR)

A SPECIAL exhibition offered at the Hornozemplianska knižnica (Upper Zemplín Library) in Vranov nad Topľou called Biblia včera, dnes a zajtra (The Bible Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) features historical Czech bibles as well as versions of the Bible from all over the world, some published as long ago as the 16th century and others with rather more modern formats.

One part of the exhibition is Biblia očami Rembrandta (The Bible through the Eyes of Rembrandt), a unique travelling document that includes 100 engravings by this renowned painter. The exhibition moved from Vranov to Stará Ľubovňa on March 1.

One of the exhibition’s co-organisers, Petr Hamrozi, told the SITA newswire that visitors could view about 300 different bibles written in 80 world languages – including several that are very special in size or format. For example, one bible designed to be read underwater or in a wet environment was exhibited in an aquarium, another bible was handwritten on cigarette papers by an inmate in a Prague prison in 1958, and others were specially prepared for children or specialised historical study.

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