Saturday, November, 15, 2008

Dead Sea Scrolls

Filed under: NYC — mete23 @ 6:03 pm

The famous Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Jewish Museum in New York City. They have been there since September 21, 2008 and will be there until January 4, 2009, so head on over there and look at them!


A little blurb on what the Dead Sea Scrolls are:

In 1947, a significant discovery of ancient Jewish texts written on parchment was made in a cave in the Judean Desert, east of Jerusalem and near the Dead Sea. These first scrolls turned out to contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, biblical commentaries, and the writings of a Jewish religious sect. When biblical scholars learned of these texts, they were electrified at the possibility that they could reveal new information about the development of early Judaism and of Christianity.

I’ll be heading there over Thanksgiving.


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