Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible - Fort Worth, Texas Exhibition


Published April 9, 2012

Special Event: Pre-Exhibition Cultural Expo

April 11, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
MacGorman Performing Arts Center

Join us for a community-wide celebration of Middle East culture in preparation for the July 2012 opening of Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible, presented by Southwestern Seminary. Our event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012; 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Southwestern Seminary’s MacGorman Performing Arts Center (outside parking lot area)
4616 Stanley Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76115


On Wednesday, April 11, Southwestern Seminary will unveil two items that will be presented in the upcoming Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition (opening July 2):
  • Paleo-Leviticus, a parchment fragment considered extremely rare and valuable; this Dead Sea Scroll fragment is now owned by Southwestern
  • A Greek New Testament from 1516, published by 15-16th century scholar Erasmus who sought to print one of the first copies of the Greek New Testament

Mr. Abu-Abdulla, a Jordanian Bedouin from a prestigious tribe in Jordan, has flown over for the occasion and will help Southwestern erect a 19’ by 52’ black goat hair tent outside the exhibition space.


Opening in July 2012, Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever assembled, and the largest ever presented in Texas. The exhibition will include at least 16 fragments of original Dead Sea Scrolls—seven of which have, until now, only been seen privately. First discovered in 1947 near the Dead Sea in Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls include more than100,000 fragments of 1,350 original scrolls dating back as early as 250 B.C. The exhibition is ideal for families, class trips, group travel and anyone interested in history, archaeology, the Bible and similar topics.

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