The Copper Scroll

With Michael Wise

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been in the news lately, and almost continuously since they were first discovered in 1947. Out of all of the thousands of scrolls and scroll fragments, the most mysterious may be The Copper Scroll, a list of treasures inscribed not on parchment or papyrus, like all the others, but on copper. Almost 25 years ago I had a conversation about this unique document with Michael Wise, who is Scholar-in-Residence and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Languages at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. The Copper Scroll is now in Jordan, where I have seen it on display at the Amman Antiquities Museum.

tags: Copper Scroll Dead Sea Scrolls Treasure Map Romans Temple Essenes

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