Dead Sea Scrolls

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I went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit a the Pacific Science Center in Seattle today. It was OK. It had very few actual manuscripts -- six biblical manuscripts, and five others -- but it was better than nothing. I was glad I saw it, because it's a rare opportunity. The most impressive one was 11Q5, a Psalms manuscript.

They had a bunch of textiles, jars, coins, and other things found at Qumran, too.

The least impressive part was at the very end: in a fit of political correctness, they decided to display a bunch of old manuscripts from various religions: Islam, Hindu, Buddhism. That would be like going to a guitar exhibit and having an accordion and tuba next to the door on the way out. Silly.

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