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April 16, 2015 10:15 am

World’s Tiniest Bible to be Presented at Israel Museum for 50th Anniversary

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The Nano Bible will be on display at the Israel Museum. Photo: Israel Hayom.

JNS.org – As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the Jerusalem-based Israel Museum will display the “Nano Bible,” the world’s smallest bible, an Israeli innovation created at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

The tiny bible will be displayed alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex, a manuscript of the Jewish bible from 10th century C.E. The Nano Bible is a gold-coated silicon chip smaller than a pinhead. It is 0.04 square millimeters, and 0.00002 millimeters (20 nanometers) deep. The 1.2 million letters of the bible were written using a focused ion beam generator that shot gallium ions onto a gold surface covering a base layer of silicon.

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Dr. Ohad Zohar and Professor Uri Sivan of the Technion Physics Department developed the idea, and the engineers of the Technion’s Sara and Moshe Zisapel Nanoelectronics Center were responsible for the manufacturing of the chip and the development of the software that allows the engraving of the letters.

The Israel Museum will also exhibit a documentary on the creation of the Nano Bible and will enable the reading of the biblical text under a microscope.

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  • Gemmel S

    The creation of the nano Bible. God is Good and all He created He saw and witnessed that it was Good. Genesis 1:26 explains the creativity of man. We were created by God, more so as per the witness of John a disciple of Jesus Christ in John 1:1-4 we were created by Jesus Christ who made the sacrifice and paid the price for all who would turn to Him and accept Him as Lord and Saviour. Creation speaks and is enough for the World to know God is our Sovereign Creator and his word is Truth.
    Resulting from the fall of man, man’s creativity falls far short of God’s standard and is in many cases evil. A dog can love and be obedient, a parrot can mimic, a monkey can be trained, birds can make nests, many animals can make their own habitat. Look what God has done and look what man has done, just a small reflection of what that Bible tells us.

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