THE YONAN CODEX

The Yonan Codex is a parchment manuscript of the New Testament in the Aramaic language believed to have been written between 380 and 420 A. D. which belonged to the Malek-Yonan Family for centuries. On 5 April 1955, the Yonan Codex was exhibited in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. In earlier newspaper reports, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was depicted examining the Yonan Codex at the White House. It was then transported to the Library of Congress for display. 28 November 1955, marked the beginning of the Yonan Codex Tour aboard the Spirit of Galilee which began with a ceremony at the Capitol Plaza in Washington, D.C. where Vice President Richard Nixon announced, "This book of the Holy Scriptures will be taken to every city and hamlet in America in order that the American people may participate in the ownership of this ancient manuscript."

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