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In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars penned the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions would grow. In 1953, half the manuscript went missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll was discovered--and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions.… (more)