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Sacred contexts

Videos, podcasts, and interactive features to complement the British Library's online gallery of sacred texts

SacredMany items here were created for our Sacred exhibition in 2007, on the common ground of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will expand this site, adding items from other major religions.

Review of the exhibition
Slideshow of the exhibition

Discover what we share How Judaism, Christianity and Islam have so much in common (needs Flash; or see no-Flash version)

Explore 78 texts online


Image of manuscript being written

A scribe at work
2min 15sec

Whirling Dervish

Whirling dervish
3min 17sec

Jewish wedding

Weddings in three faiths
3min 27sec

Holkham Bible

Holkham Bible
9min 25sec


Speakers on faith

Understanding sacred texts

Faith leaders and atheists speak

Sacred books

Sacred stories

Jewish, Islamic, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist

Sue Arnold

Seven faiths

Celebrities on what religion means to them

Wheel of Knowledge

Three faiths side by side

Judaism, Islam and Christianity
Flash / HTML


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