Dead Sea Scrolls coming to Houston (KHOU.com)
06:14 PM CDT on Wednesday, June 16, 2004
From 11 News Staff Reports
HOUSTON -- Hidden for almost 2,000 years in remote caves in the Judean desert, the Dead Sea Scrolls will be exhibited at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from Oct. 1 through Jan. 2, 2005.
This unique exhibition, rarely seen outside of Jerusalem, includes actual fragments of 13 of the scrolls written more than 2,000 years ago, including pieces from the books of Exodus and Psalms. Other fragments in the exhibit are from Enoch, Pseudo-Ezekiel, Thanksgiving Psalms, War Rule, some Torah Precepts, Damascus Document, Community Rule, Phylactery, Nahum Commentary, Leviticus Va-Yikra and the Calendrical Document.
There are also numerous artifacts from the ancient Dead Sea settlement of Qumran near the caves where the scrolls were discovered. Artifacts include jars identical to those the scrolls were hidden in, ancient coins, leather sandals and an inkwell believed to be connected with the writing of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
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