Visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls

Many people visit the Holy Lands but realistically, I am not sure that I will ever be one of those people. So I was very excited to learn that a little piece of the Holy Lands would make its way to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Seeing the pieces of the actual original Bible and other artifacts from around that same time and even before was really interesting.  

If you are considering a visit, some take-aways to consider:

  • Make a reservation – the day we went all spaces were sold out                                                           
  • Be ready to read, take it all in and learn
  • The Dead Sea scrolls on display are authentic – they also have translations of the writings
  • Their penmanship was impeccable and oh so tiny
  • Vikki told me that the Hebrew language is the same then as it is now
  • Being at an exhibit of that much history and research proves to me just how little I know and have yet to learn
  • There are many other artifacts there that required reconstruction and / or the utmost attention to detail to recognize such a small piece and identify its use
  • It was interesting to see all the coins and how they varied in design
  • The scrolls were found by someone who was looking for their lost sheep and came across  vessels in a cave that protected them all these years

By all means, if you get the chance, go and visit the exhibit that will be in Denver through September 3.

Dear God, we give thanks for the opportunity to see glimpses of holy scrolls and artifacts from so long ago. We are amazed by the dedication of many people to find, catalog, identify, and bring the story of the ancient treasures to life. As your children, it will be helpful in telling the story and sharing your word. Thanks for the amazing blessings and education provided at the exhibits. Amen.

Wendy Saathoff

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