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- $25 for admission for two (up to a $56 value)
- $49 for admission for four (up to a $112 value)
Active members of the military are admitted for free, and children are admitted for $12 each.
Hosted at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, the exhibition showcases biblical artifacts that include 21 fragments of the original Dead Sea Scrolls, at least 12 of which have never been shown publicly. To prevent overcrowding, guests enter the exhibition at 30-minute intervals, though they may explore the displays at their own pace once inside. The exhibition runs through Sunday, January 13.
"Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible"
In 1947, a Bedouin goat herder near Israel's Dead Sea stumbled upon several caves filled with ancient parchment hidden in clay jars. These deceptively simple containers contained an earth-shattering treasure: 1,350 separate records of biblical texts, hymns, and prayers that represent nearly every book in the Hebrew scriptures. Not long after their miraculous discovery, these records would gain the name they're known by today: the Dead Sea Scrolls. Located within the Southwestern Seminary campus, the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition showcases 21 fragments of the original scrolls, at least 12 of which have only been seen privately until now. Curators supplement the scrolls with items such as a 20-foot-long facsimile of the book of Isaiah—one of only 12 in existence—and original tools used during the scrolls' excavation in the 1950s. At the Qumran Simulated Dig Site, Ph.D. students help visitors put such tools to work as they excavate 2,000-year-old potsherds.