Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dead Sea Scroll Put on Rare Display in Israel

Dead Sea Scroll Put on Rare Display in Israel: "Matti Friedman in Jerusalem
Associated Press

May 13, 2008

One of the most important Dead Sea scrolls is going on display in Jerusalem this week—more than four decades after it was last seen by the public.

The 24-foot (7.3-meter) scroll with the text of the Bible's Book of Isaiah had been in a dark, temperature-controlled room at the Israel Museum since 1967. It went on display two years earlier, but curators replaced it with a facsimile after noticing new cracks in the calfskin parchment."

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