Just as the text of the scrolls remains relevant, so does the controversy around them. From geo-historical tensions to questions among scholars to the recent dispute of ownership between Palestine and Israel, debate seems to be synonymous with the scrolls. All of these debates are and will become part of the Dead Sea Scrolls' history. An aspect of history which may perhaps be incorporated in exhibits in the future, adding another layer to our understanding of the scrolls.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
ANOTHER REVIEW of the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, this one by Deanna Henderson in The Strand, the student newspaper of the University of Toronto. Excerpt: