The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times

Have you been to a museum lately? It can be a lot of fun and the exposure to history is mind boggling. Many times I find exhibits that hit my heart as well as my head.

Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a day at the Cincinnati Museum Center to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. If you have not been exposed to the information about the Dead Sea Scrolls, I will do my best to give you an overview of the exhibit. The official title is Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times. The scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. As a visitor to the museum, you can view the ancient handwritten Bible, experience someone reading the written word in Hebrew, and get a better understanding of the life and times of the Old Testament.

I found the exhibit to be very educational and intriguing. But most of all I felt a very real God at work. The scrolls were kept in a safe and protected environment until He was ready for the world to view them 2000 years later. How amazing is that?  What an awesome God that has opened up the history of the Old Testament for everyone to enjoy. I was especially struck by the part of the exhibit where the Hebrew words were spoken and then translated. The Bible read in its original format was chilling. His words of love, as well as the Ten Commandments were read for all of us in the exhibit. For me, the time spent at the museum was captivating and spiritually uplifting. I came to realize that even though the Dead Sea Scrolls are thousands of years old, they are still connected to us in the world we live in today.

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About the Author

Tammy Monjaras serves as the director of the customer satisfaction division. As an avid reader, she loves speaking to customers about the latest books Franciscan Media offers. Tammy is a native Texan but has called Cincinnati home for the past 15 years with her husband, Richard, children and grandchildren.