Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem

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  • Rotating samples of the Dead Sea Scrolls beautifully presented under a dome shaped like the top of the urns they were found in, including an almost complete copy of the entire book of Isaiah.  more »
  • This is a one of a kind Shrine that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. I love it here as it is well kept and guarded. It validates the scriptures by preserving those found at Qumran. A very cool...  more »
  • The Shrine of the Book itself is one marvelous display case. To reach the scrolls you walk along a darkened hallway past ancient artifacts in lush display cases. This opens into a fascinating round.....  more »
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  • Historically significant and informative exhibit, however we were disappointed by how few pages of the actual scrolls were on display. We were expecting reams but only saw a few pages. So just manage your expectations. The rest of the museum is very impressive so altogether it's worth a visit.
  • It houses some incredible testimonials from Jewish history and origin. The scrolls found in this shrine cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The presentation is very impressive, and although it hasn't changed in a while you can always find new and exciting ways to look at it. Unfortunately it isn't really wheelchair accessible.
  • This is a place to prove that the Death sea scroll is one of a strong evidence, that Bible from 3000 years ago is not corrupt. And what was writen on it, accurately the same as the Bible people buy from the book store. As a christian its an encouragement for you to go and see with your bearly eyes, how does God work on Earth.
  • A great lot of thought has gone into this. The structure itself is designed to look like the top of the jars in which the scrolls were found. Directly under the dome is a scroll with one of the Old Testament books written on it. The shrine also has artifacts from the Essenes' daily life
  • I would say if you run a very tight schedule and you are only going to Israel once this is a place you don't have to see. It definitely was a let-down looking at the book of Isaiah but not the official manuscript that was found just a duplicate
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