In 1906, an Art Collector Found a Bible With a ‘New’ Scene of Jesus

The strange tale of Charles Freer

OnOn December 31, 1907, newspapers around America report a startling event. An ancient Bible has been discovered—with more text! The previous year, Charles L. Freer, the industrialist from Detroit, had been in Cairo looking for art to add to his considerable collection. In an antiquities shop…

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