Tuesday, May 24, 2005

MORE ON SAN DIEGO'S UPCOMING DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT: The San Diego State University website has an article on the curator, Professor Risa Levitt Kohn:
Kohn will be part of the Natural History Museum team of curators for the Dead Sea Scrolls display. As director of educational programming, she will help create a story line for the throngs that will pass through the 8,000-square-foot exhibition hall. She will also engage local biblical scholars at UC San Diego and the University of San Diego in the preparation of the narrative and supporting materials for the exhibit.

The first to earn a doctorate in ancient history and Hebrew bible from UC San Diego, Kohn has been to Israel many times, and viewed some of the scrolls at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, part of the Israel Museum. She has been teaching at SDSU since 1997.

I've never met Professor Kohn, but I spent a few semesters at SDSU as an undergraduate in the Classics Department. I do hope I get to see the exhibition.

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