Oh Well, It Will Be Gone Before SBL Arrives in Denver… So What’s the Point…

Sad.

A vast exhibition of ancient artifacts from Israel, featuring two Dead Sea Scrolls never displayed in public before, is opening Friday at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature.

The newly unveiled scrolls lay down the rules for ritual purification and moral conduct that Jews have been following for thousands of years.

Other gems in the 600-piece collection include 18 other scrolls, which have been displayed before; a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem; a lot of pagan gods; and the biggest lintel ever found at a First Temple-era estate, says the Israel Antiquities Authority.