Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment Will Be Publicly Displayed Outside A Museum for the First Time Ever

Jun 26, 2003, 01:00 ET from Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

    DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- An authentic fragment of the Dead Sea
 Scrolls dated to 200 B.C. will be publicly displayed on July 28, 2003 at
 Celebrate Freedom, a contemporary Christian music concert with an expected
 attendance of 200,000 people at South Fork Ranch near Dallas, Texas.  The
 display of this artifact marks the first time ever that a Dead Sea Scrolls
 fragment has ever been publicly displayed in the United States outside of a
 museum.
     The fragment will be displayed to promote the upcoming "Dead Sea Scrolls
 to the Forbidden Book" museum exhibit coming to the Biblical Arts Center in
 Dallas, Texas, on September 5th.  This is an awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime
 collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and Bibles from around the world coming
 together for a unique story seldom told -- the complete history of the
 Bible -- specifically the English translation of the Bible.
     The displayed fragment will be a piece of the Old Testament book of
 Isaiah, chapters 26 & 27, containing a passage about the resurrection, "your
 dead shall live again and their bodies shall rise ... "
     Dr. William Noah, Exhibit Curator, and Lee Biondi, Exhibit Coordinator,
 will both be at the Celebrate Freedom event to answer questions about the
 fragment and the upcoming exhibit.  Tickets for the exhibit will be raffled
 throughout the day to concert-goers who register at the "Dead Sea Scrolls to
 the Forbidden Book" exhibit booth and free pictures of patrons taken with the
 fragment will be given to all that purchase tickets to the upcoming exhibit at
 Celebrate Freedom.
     Also at the "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" booth will be several
 Reformation Biblical texts such as an original 17th century King James
 Handheld Bible, a 16th century Erasmus translation of the New Testament in
 Greek and Latin and also a 16th century Geneva Bible, known as the Pilgrim's
 Bible because it was the translation the Pilgrims brought to America.  The
 Geneva Bible is also the first Bible to be divided into chapters.
     The coming "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" also contains other
 fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, including a portion of Genesis, several
 5,000-year-old pictographic clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia (the
 earliest form of writing in history), a 2,600-year-old scroll containing the
 oldest known Hebrew writing and the earliest known written example of the
 Hebrew name for God -- Elohim -- and numerous Bibles including a manuscript
 Wyclif Bible from the 15th Century -- the first translation of the Holy Book
 into English.
     The "Dead Seas Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" exhibit will begin September
 5th at the Biblical Arts Center in Dallas located at 7500 Park Lane, just west
 of NorthPark Center.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-33BIBLE or by
 visiting the web site at www.DeadSeaExhibit.com.  Adult tickets are $19.00
 each when purchased before August 14.  Rates for groups, senior citizens,
 students and children are available.
 
 

SOURCE Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
    DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- An authentic fragment of the Dead Sea
 Scrolls dated to 200 B.C. will be publicly displayed on July 28, 2003 at
 Celebrate Freedom, a contemporary Christian music concert with an expected
 attendance of 200,000 people at South Fork Ranch near Dallas, Texas.  The
 display of this artifact marks the first time ever that a Dead Sea Scrolls
 fragment has ever been publicly displayed in the United States outside of a
 museum.
     The fragment will be displayed to promote the upcoming "Dead Sea Scrolls
 to the Forbidden Book" museum exhibit coming to the Biblical Arts Center in
 Dallas, Texas, on September 5th.  This is an awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime
 collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and Bibles from around the world coming
 together for a unique story seldom told -- the complete history of the
 Bible -- specifically the English translation of the Bible.
     The displayed fragment will be a piece of the Old Testament book of
 Isaiah, chapters 26 & 27, containing a passage about the resurrection, "your
 dead shall live again and their bodies shall rise ... "
     Dr. William Noah, Exhibit Curator, and Lee Biondi, Exhibit Coordinator,
 will both be at the Celebrate Freedom event to answer questions about the
 fragment and the upcoming exhibit.  Tickets for the exhibit will be raffled
 throughout the day to concert-goers who register at the "Dead Sea Scrolls to
 the Forbidden Book" exhibit booth and free pictures of patrons taken with the
 fragment will be given to all that purchase tickets to the upcoming exhibit at
 Celebrate Freedom.
     Also at the "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" booth will be several
 Reformation Biblical texts such as an original 17th century King James
 Handheld Bible, a 16th century Erasmus translation of the New Testament in
 Greek and Latin and also a 16th century Geneva Bible, known as the Pilgrim's
 Bible because it was the translation the Pilgrims brought to America.  The
 Geneva Bible is also the first Bible to be divided into chapters.
     The coming "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" also contains other
 fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, including a portion of Genesis, several
 5,000-year-old pictographic clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia (the
 earliest form of writing in history), a 2,600-year-old scroll containing the
 oldest known Hebrew writing and the earliest known written example of the
 Hebrew name for God -- Elohim -- and numerous Bibles including a manuscript
 Wyclif Bible from the 15th Century -- the first translation of the Holy Book
 into English.
     The "Dead Seas Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" exhibit will begin September
 5th at the Biblical Arts Center in Dallas located at 7500 Park Lane, just west
 of NorthPark Center.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-33BIBLE or by
 visiting the web site at www.DeadSeaExhibit.com.  Adult tickets are $19.00
 each when purchased before August 14.  Rates for groups, senior citizens,
 students and children are available.
 
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