Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Laie
A traveling exhibit about the Dead Sea Scrolls will be displayed for the next three months at the Laie Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will be open and free to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in the temple visitor center at 55-600 Naniloa Loop.
The show includes replicas of scrolls that were found in 1947 in caves near the Dead Sea, which lies between Israel and Jordan. The actual parchment and papyrus manuscripts are in museums in the Middle East. Scholars do not agree on the origin of the scrolls, which contain Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic text similar to Old Testament writings, according to an announcement about the exhibit.
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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII
The Dead Seas Scrolls exhibit will be displayed at the Mormon Church's Laie temple.
A series of visiting scholars will lecture on the scrolls during the three-month display, which is sponsored by the Brigham Young University-Hawaii Department of Religious Education, the Hawaii Honolulu Mission of the Mormon Church and the temple visitor center. Their talks are all open to the public.
» Feb. 10, 10 a.m., BYUH Little Theater: "The Dead Sea Scrolls: 20 Questions and Many Answers" will be the topic of Victor Ludlow, a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
» Feb. 24, noon, BYUH Little Theater: Jared Ludlow, chairman of the BYUH History Department, will speak on "The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls."
» March 10, 10 a.m., BYUH Little Theater: Kerry Muhlestein, BYUH assistant professor of religious education and history, will discuss "LDS Contributions to, and View of, the Dead Sea Scrolls."
» March 16-20, BYUH Little Theater: Larry Schiffman, professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and author of "Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls," will lecture on several occasions.
The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit prepared by Brigham Young University has been on tour in several European countries.