|Fragment of Dead Sea Scrolls|
Last month, I visited Qumran (now located in the West Bank, but open to the public) and stared at the gaping holes in the desert mountainside where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. "Scrolls" is somewhat of a misnomer; much of what was excavated from these caves were fragments of the Jewish holy books and required much restoration. Nearly a thousand scrolls were recovered, most in Hebrew (though 20 percent were written in Aramaic and a few in Greek), representing all of the books of the Torah with the exception of the Book of Esther (a very timely detail, since today is Purim).
|Dr. Lawrence Schiffman|
|Dead Sea Scrolls|
Discovery Times Square, NYC
I encourage anyone who lives in the NY area to see these incredible artifacts for yourself. The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition will be in Times Square through the middle of April, 2012.