May 13, 2008

Israel Museum Displays an Isaiah Scroll

story reports that,
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 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.

Pictured on the right is the Isaiah scroll (ca. 120 B.C.).

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