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DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT: ROM, TORONTO, CANADA, 2009-2010

Updated on September 19, 2014
Renovated and expanded Royal Ontario Museum, 2007 where Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited.
Renovated and expanded Royal Ontario Museum, 2007 where Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT


Praise our Lord God that Toronto, Ontario, Canada will have the opportunity to host one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls. We are indeed deeply grateful that the Royal Ontario Museum was able to negotiate the deal with the Israel Antiquities Authority.


Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit
Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit

THE PROTEST OF THE EXHIBIT


The Royal Ontario Museum will host the Dead Sea Scrolls in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from June 27- January 3, 2010.

The six-month exhibit of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls was organized in co-operation with the Israel Antiquities Authority. Top Palestinian officials declared the exhibit a violation of international law and called on Canada to cancel the show. They argued that the scrolls highly regarded as the great archaeological discoveries of the 20th century were acquired illegally by Israel when the State annexed East Jerusalem in 1967. The opposition was very strong, but Canada prevailed.


Psalm
Psalm
Map of Caves
Map of Caves

BASIC FACTS OF THE SCROLLS


The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by Bedouins (5) and archaeologists (6) in 11 caves on the north-west corner of the Dead Sea between 1947-1956. The area is 13 miles east of Jerusalem. The scrolls appear to be the library of a Jewish sect called the Essenes during the Jewish/Roman war (66 CE).

Josephus, the historian and other sources mentioned the Essenes were immensely messianic and apocalyptic. They were led by a priest called the "Teacher of Righteousness. What was discovered were 900 documents in fragments but represented 500 separate works.

Altogether there were 11 caves mentioned and the most prolific Cave 4 contained 520 texts in 15,000 fragments.

The library contains biblical (Isaiah Scroll) and non-canonical books known as (Enoch), commentaries and rules of faith. One copper scroll was found with a list of 64 hiding places for gold, sacred objects and other scrolls.

Most of the scrolls were in the hands of Jordan with a team of mostly Catholics and no Jews. The team only published eight volumes of material in four decades. In the 1980's the team expanded to include Jewish scholars. About 40% of the scrolls were unpublished and unreleased until 1991 when pressure was applied since 1980's.


Scrolls
Scrolls

DESCRIPTION OF BOOKS FOUND


The scrolls found consist of biblical and non-biblical books. Fragments of every book of the Hebrew law in the Old Testament were found with the exception of the Book of Esther.

19 copies of the Book of Isaiah, 25 copies of Deuteronomy and 30 copies of Psalms were identified.

Other prophecies by Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah not found in the Bible are written in the scrolls.

The Isaiah Scroll found is 1,000 years older than any other copy previously known.


Cave 1 Looking across the cave.
Cave 1 Looking across the cave.
Cave 4
Cave 4

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM


The Royal Ontario Museum was given the royal sum of 30 million dollars by Michael Lee Chin, a Jamaican immigrant to Canada. Plans to renovate the museum started in 2002 and Architect Daniel Libeskind was selected to design the renovation and expansion.

Libeskind, a well known architect has designed buildings around the world, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen and the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

It is interesting to note that the wife of Libeskind is Nina Libeskind, neé Lewis whose brother Steven Lewis (former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations) and David Lewis (her father and a founder of the New Democratic Party). Nina is his business partner, manager and lieutenant to her husband.

Nina Libeskind is a Jew and it seems fitting that the Dead Sea Scrolls are exihibited in the renovated and expanded museum. What a coincidence! Is it or is it God's plan? Do you believe in divine intervention or in coincidence? It is left to the reader to decide for himself or herself. All glory to our almighty Lord God!


Architect Daniel Libeskind at Ground Zero in New York. AP Photo by Gregory Bull.
Architect Daniel Libeskind at Ground Zero in New York. AP Photo by Gregory Bull.

DANIEL LIBESKIND CHOSEN TO REBUILD GROUND ZERO


Daniel Libeskind has also been chosen to design the Ground Zero building after the aftermath of the disaster of 9/11, the series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.

Is Libeskind chosen as the architect another coincidence to plan and structure the new buildings to rise again from the destruction of the previous twin towers? Why was a Jew given such prominence and power? Are there not other great and powerful architects to meet the challenge? Consider the question and reason why the fact is so! Is God in control of the whole matter?

In Psalms 75:6-7, it is written: For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. [7] But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Al Qaeda is the arch enemy of the Jews and Al Qaeda has completely flattened the twin towers and now America has chosen a Jewish architect to rebuild many more towers in honour of the memory of September, 11, 2001.


A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD SEA


The Dead Sea Scrolls will exhibit in the Royal Ontario Museum for the next six months from June 27, 2009 until January 3, 2010. It is hoped that believing Jews, Christians and Muslims would flock to the museum. It a rare opportunity for all to see and marvel how the Dead Sea Scrolls survive the onslaught of time. The Scrolls were written during a period of 200 years and hidden for about two millennia and accidentally discovered by Bedouin shepherds. It is also the Lord's will that the Scrolls were found by the Bedouins instead of Jews, so many will not doubt the authencity. Thank God!

There are millions of Christians of many different denominations in the world, but some may not be at all excited over this. Hopefully, God would stir the hearts of the faithful and lead them to marvel at the incredulous preservation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Lord has presented us with His sacred Hebrew Bible.

The ROM has carefully chosen an array of lectures to attract large audiences of the young and the old. May all glory be to the Lord God.


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      einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Kevin Quinn

      Thanks for reminding me that the Ark of the Covenant was found in a cave under Golgotha. I knew about this many years ago when my brother Paul also live in Houston informed me. I lost all correspondence from 2001 up to June, 2011 when my computer crashes and I was upset and did not think to recover any mail except photographs. What you have given is very detailed and comprehensive.

      I will post this to Facebook and Twitter.

      Thanks and God bless.

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      Kevin Quinn 6 years ago

      They found the Ark of the Covenant where Moses placed the 10 Commandments, in a cave under Golgotha.

      http://arkofthecovenant2.blogspot.com/

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Rebuilding Ground Zero

      Thanks for the info.

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      Rebuilding Ground Zero 8 years ago

      There will be a 3d tv series about Rebuilding Ground Zero I read that at http://rebuilding-ground-zero-trailer.blogspot.com...

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for your comments. No one wants to be misunderstood, but it depends on the level of the reader's comprehension.

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      I don't want to be misunderstood. I said what I've said.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you for your uplifting comments. It is wonderful to find that God's words were preserved all these thousands of years. All glory to the Lord Jesus Christ!

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      einron, the information you give in your hubs is always so precious! When I had a chance I always went to The Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The scrolls are preserved there perfectly and I don't know where else people would take such a good care of ancient items if not in Israeli museum. There is much more there, like household items of ancient time. Very fascinating!

      The story of Qumran finding is very significant. After Bedouins discovered them, it took quite some time for the scrolls to find their way to those who appreciated them. First Bedouins brought the scrolls to some Muslim dealers who said that they were worthless, then other Arab antique dealers bought some for ridiculous price. Only after some scrolls somehow reached the attention of Jewish and American scholars and archeologists they were all gathered and displayed as we see them now.

      Thank you so much for promoting Word of God our Lord!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      Thank you for commenting.

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      How interesting. It is utterly amazing. The one person who profitted the most was another Jew by the name of Silverstein. He made about 7 billion from the insurance. Heh, maybe the Jews hatched the scheme to blow it up under the direction of the Jewish Masad who work for the Bilderberger -organization. I guess there are good Jews and bade Jews. Some will do anything for a dollar.

      As for the Al Qaeda a Anglo- American group of terrorist - non- Moslems at that. God seems to know what the Jews are capable of. New Democratic Party -Hmmm- there are a lot of socialist Jews that are Democratic. Time will tell. There are about 129 scientist who reject how the 911 buildings came down and want to have another investigation.. Seems there was a small Nuclear bomb in each that went of and leveled three buildings. Building #7 wasn't hit by any airplane. So what happened? FBI never gave Ben Laden or any Moslems the credit. They seem to be very quiet about who did.

      The lionswhelp

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      I am truly blessed to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book museum in 1999 in Jerusalem. Thank God for the precious gift and ten years later, I am able to write about them in my home town, Toronto. Praise and thank God. Can you imagine the words of God inscribed in leather and papyrus for 2000 years. Some are intact while others are in fragments. I hope that many people will flock to Toronto to witness for themselves what the Lord had preserved for their eyes the glory of God.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      The Amazing Dead Sea Scrolls!  It is awesome that you will get to see the in person.  God Bless You!

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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      frogyfish,

      I want to tell you something. I wrote to you and when I stopped to check another site, my comments to you disappears completely. I did put the comments on hold. There is obstruction to my reply. This happens rather frequently on my hubs.

      I have seen the Dead Sea Scrolls housed in the Shrine of the Book museum in Jerusalem in 1999. Ten years before in 1989, and a month before the leaving date for Israel, I fell and fractured my left arm and was off work for about 8 months. Thank God I had another chance to go to visit Israel and it was better than before. I went with a group of ministers and wives throughout Canada and we were very well received. I was stopped in my tracks, but God gave me another chance, a better one!

      I do expect opposition on my stance in my writings, but the Lord preserves me. Thank the Lord. Pray for all who work for the Lord.

      My good wishes to your 90+ year old mother. Pray for the Lord's will and then take her to visit the ROM. The Lord will not deny if it is her wish to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. May the Lord preserve her. All glory to the Lord.

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      frogyfish 9 years ago from Central United States of America

      How wonderful that you will get to actually see these historical sacred scrolls. It is amazing how God performs things in human circumstance to accomplish what we might never imagine! My 90+ year old mother would love to see these, but perhaps she will be thrilled by your report. More, maybe, later?

      Thank you so much for sharing words and pictures!

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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Vladimir Uhri,

      Thank you very much for your support of the Dead Sea Scrolls. You have been a very quick supporter in many hubs and I appreciate that very much.

      You never fail to give glory to the Lord God and I also give Him all the glory. May the Lord bless those who give Him all the glory.

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      Vladimir Uhri 9 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you very much for this valuable information. Glory to our God.

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