Dead Sea Scrolls: Words That Changed the World
June 27, 2009 to January 3, 2010 Feature Exhibition Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Level B2, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
Among the Dead Sea Scroll texts are some of the earliest records of biblical patriarchs and prophets known to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For 2,000 years, these scrolls lay in desert caves above the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Uncovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves near Khirbet Qumran, and dating approximately to 250 BCE to 68 CE, the scrolls are one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time.
From more than 100,000 fragments of text, scholars have painstakingly assembled more than 900 separate documents. There …
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Publication information: Article title: Dead Sea Scrolls: Words That Changed the World. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: ROM Magazine. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2009. Page number: 4. © 2009 Royal Ontario Museum Governors. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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