Dead Sea scrolls exhibit extend through December

Dallas?The “Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book” exhibit held at the Biblical Arts Center in Dallas has extended the museum exhibition through December 31.

The unprecedented exhibit documents the Bible’s history through rare fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the rare collection of manuscript and printed Bibles.

The exhibit was rated “Best Bet” by Dallas Magazine and is endorsed by local universities, seminaries, and church organizations.

Agreements have been finalized to lower the weekday (Monday-Friday) admission price to $12 (originally $21) for adults, seniors and students. Children 6-12 are just $7 during weekdays and under 6 are free. Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and children 6-12 are $9.

Patrons of the “Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book” exhibit view a 20-minute documentary featuring some of the world’s foremost scholars on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the forbidden early English Bibles.

After the video orientation to the history of Scripture, patrons can browse at their leisure the rare and authentic artifacts that include several 5,000-year-old pictographic clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia, fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, and early New Testament. The Bible exhibit contains a handwritten Wycliff New Testament (the first Bible ever in English), a leaf from a 1455 Gutenberg Bible (the first Bible printed on a printing press), Tyndale, Matthew’s, and Coverdale (Great) Bibles, Geneva Bibles, a 1st Edition 1611 King James Bible, the Aitken Bible?the first Bible printed in America and endorsed by Congress?and many others.

The Biblical Arts Center is at 7500 Park Lane, just west of NorthPark Shopping Center, in Dallas. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-33BIBLE or by visiting http://www.deadseaexhibit.com/. For information concerning a new program for churches please call 1-877-33BIBLE.

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