Dead Sea Scrolls Come Alive
Lamb, Gregory M, The Christian Science Monitor
Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls find new accessibility in New York's bustling Times Square.
They are mostly scraps of animal skin or papyrus. Written as scrolls, 90 percent are just fragments now, 2,000 years after ancient scribes set down their words in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek.
Yet because these fragile documents contain the earliest known copies of texts sacred to all three Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - they inspire endless fascination for scholars, as well as amazement and even reverence for many others.
More than 60 years after the first of them were discovered in caves at Qumran, in the West Bank about 13 miles east of …
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