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Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book

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Author(s): Roitman, Adolfo
The Shrine of the Book was built for the purpose of housing the most complete and well preserved Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran caves (1947 and 1956). The building itself is emblematic, considered one of the landmarks of modern architecture, expressing metaphorically the importance the Hebrew Bible has for Jewish civilization and placing The Book at the center of national identity. ⸙The Shrine of the Book is a wing of the Israel Museum campus in Jerusalem, which was designed to house, preserve, and display the first seven most well-preserved Dead Sea Scr…
Date: 2023-01-31

4.2.1.16 Digital Dead Sea Scrolls, Shrine of the Book

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Author(s): Roitman, Adolfo
Part of 4 Science and Technology - 4.2 Electronic Resources - 4.2.1 Image Databases and Collections The digital Dead Sea Scrolls project (http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/)1 was conceived and supported by the philanthropist George Blumenthal and the Center for Online Judaic Studies in fulfilling Blumenthal’s vision of making the scrolls accessible to scholars and to non-experts. Dr. Adolfo D. Roitman, Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Head of the Shrine of the Book, and Dr. Susan Hazan, Cu…
Date: 2022-10-20