Sunday, March 20, 2005

Mobile Exhibition Again

The Biloxi Herald has a nice piece on the exhibition of Dead Sea Scrolls in the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile. Here's one detail I don't remember seeing before:
The most controversial fragment is the Aramaic Apocalypse, written late in the first century B.C. The only exhibit document not written in Hebrew, the non-Biblical manuscript has sections much like Daniel in the Hebrew Bible. But it refers to the ''Son of God'' and ''Son of the Most High,'' terms often used for the New Testament's Jesus.

The article also says that a manuscript of a work from the Apocrypha is part of the exibit, but doesn't say which. Presumably it's either Ben Sira or Tobit, but I can't find any information about it at the exhibition's website.