Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More on the DSS coming to L.A.

JEWISH BUSINESS NEWS: Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition to Hit Los Angeles in March. Excerpt:
Opening March 10, 2015 at the California Science Center, the exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts composed, copied and hidden in caves 2000 years ago. Over half of the scrolls on display have never before been seen in the US, and some have never been exhibited since their discovery. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible with generous support from presenting sponsors The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Jewish Life Television and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.

Of special interest will be sections from ten of the Dead Sea Scrolls, including parts of the oldest discovered copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. The fragmentary scrolls in the exhibition contain passages from Genesis, Isaiah, Psalms, and even, an ancient marriage contract dated to the 1st century CE. Visitors will experience the Dead Sea Scrolls within the rich historical and cultural context of ancient Israel. Through multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date, assemble and preserve these ancient manuscripts for future generations.
And a perspective from my home town San Diego: SDSU-Curated Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Coming to L.A. (Debbie L. Skylar, Times of San Diego).

Background here with many links. The exhibition has traveled through many cities already.