For the past several days, I've been struggling to remember something that I wanted to share with my friend, CJ. I've remembered it a couple of times, and thought, "Oh, yeah, when I talk to her next, I'll tell her." Then, when the opportunity came, I couldn't remember it! So, I finally remembered, and I decided to post it here.
Because it's exciting, at least to me.
Isn't that great? I can't wait to see them. The oldest known written Biblical texts. Not only the scroll fragments, but artifacts from the Second Temple Era of Israel.
The Dead Sea Scrolls—objects of great mystery, intrigue, and cultural and spiritual significance—are widely acknowledged to be among the greatest archaeological treasures ever discovered. This spring at the Science Museum, you will get the rare opportunity to see them up-close—and discover the historical and cultural context that makes them so important.
In addition to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the St. John's Bible will also be there.
At the conclusion of The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, which showcases the oldest-known hand-scribed record of the Hebrew Bible, you'll see The Saint John's Bible, which represents history's newest hand-written illustrated Bible. A work of art that illuminates the world today, it's the first complete, handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned in 500 years. It uses ancient techniques—it's written on calf-skin vellum with quills, natural handmade inks, hand-ground pigments and gold leaf—to present themes, images and technology of the 21st century. The result is a project that has monumental artistic and spiritual significance for our time. And it originated right here in Minnesota.
You can learn more about the exhibit by clicking HERE.
I'm so excited to see these amazing works of art, these words that are so dear to me, the greatest treasure that God left for His children, His message to us.
Question for you: Have you seen either the Dead Sea Scrolls or the St. John's Bible? Have you been to Israel? Have you seen a cool artifact that stuck with you?