During the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and Brigham Young University hosted an exhibit of scrolls and scroll replicas, including some scrolls that had never been seen in the United States.
Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea provides photographs of each of the five original Dead Sea Scrolls in that exhibit as well as commentary on each artifact from a Latter-day Saint perspective. This booklet does the same for the three replicas of scrolls and seven photographs of scrolls that were in the exhibit.
The original scrolls are technically known as 4Q22 Paleo Exodusm, 1Q28a Rule of the Congregation, 4Q175 Testimonia, 1Q22 Words of Moses, and 5/6Hev 46 Bar Kokhba. The full-size replicas are of 1QIsaa The Great Isaiah Scroll, 1QS Rule of the Community, and 1QpHab Habakkuk Pesher. The exhibit also included photographs of the following scroll fragments: 4Q2 Genesisb, 11Q10 Targum of Job, 4Q27 Numbersb, 11Q19 Temple Scroll, 4Q31 Deuteronomyd, 3Q15 Copper Scroll, and 5/6Hev 44 Bar Kokhba.
The booklet also gives an illustrated history of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of the fascinating journey of the nine scrolls to BYU.
Title: Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea
Subtitle: Photographs and Commentary on a Unique Collection of Scrolls
Editor(s): M. Gerald Bradford
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN 13: 978-0934893276
Page Count: 48
Size: 11.2 x 8.8