Shrine of the Book (Israel Museum) – Jerusalem

The Shrine of the Book (probably the highlight of the Israel Museum), is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Qumran, north of the Dead Sea. The longest intact scroll is a scroll of the Book of Isaiah, although what is shown in the 7th photo is only a copy. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of biblical and apocryphal texts, including the famous “War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness,” a military text describing the end times.

The architecture of the Shrine of the Book takes inspiration from the “War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness,” with its white dome representing the Sons of Light, and the black wall representing the Sons of Darkness. The actual exhibit is underground, starting with a tunnel below the black wall (6th photo), leading into the shrine (7th photo).

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~ by jonathanmtsai on October 24, 2010.

2 Responses to “Shrine of the Book (Israel Museum) – Jerusalem”

  1. reminds me of space odyssey 2001

  2. Thought the white dome is the jar that hold the Qurman scrolls ?

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