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The Dead Sea Scrolls: a second helping

One of the world's leading experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls spoke to a full house at the Central branch library in 2005. Unfortunately, I was too busy making sure the projector worked. Thanks to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), however, I have another chance to learn.

ROM archeological scientist Dr. Robert Mason will give an illustrated lecture on the new ROM exhibit: "The Dead Sea Scrolls - words that changed the world", September 23 (Wednesday), 7-8.30 p.m. in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central branch.

Will I go? The ROM web site says: "Discover many rarely and never-before-seen Scrolls, as well as extra-ordinary 2000 year-old artifacts of the period in this original ROM exhibition. Lectures, symposiums and debates highlight the importance of the Scrolls today, including their continuing relevance to the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths."

Sounds like a second helping to me.

For more on the ROM exhibit, click here.
For books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, click here.

Mark Richardson