Friday, February 18, 2005

Tov Lectures at the Exploreum

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Mobile is hosting a lecture series over the coming three months. Emanuel Tov was the first speaker.
Dead Sea Scrolls a hot lecture topic (Biloxi Sun-Herald)



As "Dead Sea Scrolls: An Exhibition of Biblical Proportions" continues through a fourth week of record-breaking attendance at the Gulf Coast Exploreum, the accompanying lecture series launched this week brought to Mobile the man who made the scrolls more accessible.

Emanuel Tov, editor-in-chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project and a Hebrew University professor, launched the lecture series on Tuesday by explaining the original efforts of scholars to piece together thousands of scroll fragments. For several decades, other scholars complained of lack of access to the historic documents.