The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
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An illustrated account of the discovery of an ancient library of over 900 manuscripts recovered between 1947 and 1956 from eleven caves near Khirbet Qumran in the Judean Desert. On the basis of a survey of the various types of documents found in the Qumran library, the lecture will offer an introduction to the unique importance of the scrolls for our understanding of ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity.
Speaker: P. Kyle McCarter, William Foxwell Albright Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
Ticket Price: $5.00 per person
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This exhibition is created by the IAA, from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn (Professor at San Diego State University) and Debora Ben Ami (Iron Age collection curator at the IAA). Planning and design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York, NY and consultation by noted Dead Sea Scrolls expert, Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education, Yeshiva University).
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