On display adjacent to The Dead Sea Scrolls is an exhibit showcasing the St. John’s Bible, an illuminated manuscript commissioned by St. John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota; it’s the first handwritten illuminated Bible to be created anywhere in the world since the Middle Ages. [That's a piece of humbug pronounced by the Abbey and it's not true. There have been illustrated Bibles since then.] The pages on display are striking, and the small exhibit is an eye-opening introduction to a remarkable project being executed just up the highway. - J.G.
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Science Museum: Ancient fragments with well-hidden secrets | Twin Cities Daily Planet