Monday, February 20, 2006

ANOTHER ARTICLE on the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition in Charlotte, this one in Fayetteville Online. Despite the unpromising first line, it's a good piece with accurate content:
Unrolling The Dead Sea Scrolls

By Michael Futch
Staff writer

If you think the Rolling Stones are old, just consider the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Those writings pre-date Jesus of Nazareth.

They are the oldest known manuscripts of any books of the Bible. Most of the manuscripts are made of leather or papyrus, with some written as early as 200 B.C. That’s 1,000 years older than the earliest, existing Biblical texts we had before the discovery of the scrolls between 1947 and 1956 in caves on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea.


Also, according to WSOCtv news, two choral compositions inspired by the Dead Sea Scrolls are to be performed at Discovery Place next month.

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