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Genesis Retold

An Exceptional Dead Sea Scroll

    15 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
  • Curators: Adolfo Roitman and Hagit Maoz
  • Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Information and Study Center in memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider

In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, this display presents a section of the Genesis Apocryphon, one of the seven scrolls discovered in 1947 in a cave near Qumran, on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea. Dating to the late first century BCE, this fragile scroll is the only existing copy of this manuscript. Its text is a reworking of Genesis 6–15, and the section on display retells the biblical account of Noah’s sacrifices.