Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile plans Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit (Baton Rouge Advocate)
By Cynthia V. Campbell
Mobile is definitely on the move. Carnival Cruise Lines begins its first year-round cruise program from the Alabama city in October, and in January the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center will host the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition.
Exclusive to the Southeast, the exhibit will take place Jan. 20-April 24, 2005
Mobile's set of 12 scrolls are special in several ways.
Seven are biblical from the Hebrew Bible, known to Christians as the Old Testament, and the texts will be familiar to many visitors. Only two biblical scrolls are included in the Grand Rapids and Houston version of the exhibit.
This is the largest number of biblical scrolls ever to be shown in the United States in one exhibit. Among these is a Deuteronomy fragment, including text of the Ten Commandments.
Five of the scrolls have never before been shown outside of Israel.
Sunday, June 06, 2004
A NEW DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBITION is coming to Mobile, Alabama next year: