Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Milwaukee DSS exhibit review

ANOTHER REVIEW of the Milwaukee Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit:
Ancient words at Milwaukee Public Museum's 'Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible' exhibit
Jay Rath on Monday 05/10/2010 11:39 am (The Daily Page)

Religion aside, it is a miracle that the fabulous Dead Sea Scrolls are on exhibit in Milwaukee.

It's also a miracle that you probably haven't heard the priceless antiquities are in the state. Madison needs to pay better attention. To paraphrase the vice president, this is a big freaking deal.

Indeed. And I like this:
Above all is the human connection: unknown hands wrote in 10-point text and then hid these messages in a desert cave for us to find, 2,000 years later. Why?

You come away frankly feeling accused, for example by the exhibited Mystery Scroll, which reads, "They don't know the future mystery, or understand ancient matters..."
Background here.