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


Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture by Chanan Tigay, 2019-2020 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. He is an associate professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, a member of the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute, and the recipient of a fellowship from the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible, which 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. In addition, Tigay will speak about his own hunt for the manuscript, which took him to eight countries on four continents over the course of five years.

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