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Biblical Gathering Gets Underway in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 15 July - The 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) officially got underway in Ljubljana on Sunday with a concert of serious music at one of Ljubljana's squares. The participants were addressed by Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who pointed out the Bible's message and the importance of the translation of the Bible for the Slovenian nation.

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The opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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The Slovenian Philharmonics and the Symphonic Orchestra of RTV Serbia perform together at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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The Slovenian Philharmonics and the Symphonic Orchestra of RTV Serbia perform together at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Head of the organising committee of the congress and IOSOT president Joze Krasevec speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Former president of the Society of Biblical Literature from the USA David Petersen speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ljubljana University Chancellor Andreja Kocijancic speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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The Glinka boys choir from St. Petersburg perform at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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President of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences Bostjan Zeks speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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The opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaks at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa and partner Urska Bacovnik arrive at the opening ceremony of the 19th congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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