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October 12, 2006

See the Dead Sea Scrolls

Later this month we’re going to Seattle. While there, we hope to see lots of wonderful things including Mars Hill Church, Pike Street Market and Under Seattle. But we also hope to see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Pacific Science Center.

Regarded by many as one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century, these scrolls predate Christianity. Until their discovery, the oldest Hebrew biblical manuscript known to scholars was written in 895 C.E.* The biblical Dead Sea scrolls are more than 1,000 years older, having been transcribed or copied between 250 B.C.E. and 68 C.E., written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.

This remarkable experience runs September 23, 2006-January 7, 2007 at Pacific Science Center. Tickets are available now at 1-877-DSS-1947 or Pacific Science Center’s web site, www.pacsci.org. For school group reservations, call (206) 443-2925. Group sales information is available by phone at (206) 443-3611.

The exhibition will be open to the general public Mondays – Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Open Thursdays till 9:00 p.m.

Also of interest, The Resurgence hosts Dr. Abegg, at 7pm on October 22, 2006 at Mars Hill Church?s Ballard campus, who will share from his experience as scrolls scholar.

The Dead Sea Scrolls have always seemed to bring comments. Whether it is the theory that extra-terrestrials planted the scrolls to screw with human minds or the Vatican conspiracy theory, there has always been talk on what is contained in the scrolls that would affect what we believe today. By the way the Vatican conspiracy theory was that a man named Paul faked his conversion from someone named Saul. Then to undermine the Romans began the myth of Jesus (this came from the book The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception). This is not the case with the Dead Sea Scrolls but it may not stop a Howard/Hanks movie production of ?The Pauline Cipher.?

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2 comments

  • At 6:10 pm on October 12, 2006, Daniel W. commented:

    FYI, a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is coming to SD next year: http://www.sdnhm.org/scrolls/index.html I thought they were here this year, but I was wrong. Have a great trip!

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  • At 9:42 am on October 13, 2006, Maverick Moon commented:

    Grrrr, I desperately desire to see them myself! I hope you will tell us alllllllllll about them after you get a glimpse.

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