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The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    4 PM ET
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
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Chanan Tigay from the talk, "The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible" Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Chanan Tigay's first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible (Ecco, 2016), tells the story of the oldest Bible in the world, how its outing as a fraud led to a scandalous death, and why archaeologists now believe it was real—if only they could find it. At once historical drama and modern-day investigation, the book simultaneously explores the 19th century disappearance of a controversial Bible and Tigay’s own hunt for the manuscript across eight countries and four continents.

As a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Chanan Tigay RI '20 is working on a book about antiquities looting in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

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