The Dead Sea Scrolls
Tuesday, we're talking about the Dead Sea Scrolls and about life and faith in ancient Israel. Our guest is the Biblical scholar Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of a new exhibit at The Leonardo. The scrolls include the earliest known Biblical texts as well as non-canonical writings, and Kohn says they reveal the theological soup of ideas that people were working through some 2,000 years ago. We'll explore how that soup gave birth to Judaism and Christianity and why Kohn says the similarities between the two far outweigh their differences.
The exhibit runs through April 27, 2014 at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. For tickets and information, call the museum at 801-531-9800 or visit them online.
You can also see an online exhibit of the scrolls here