Sea Scrolls Revealed
||(Win95/98/Mac Only) (Jewel Case) (DEADSEADJ)
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Exploring the Original Texts of the
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls lay hidden in the Judean desert for
almost 2000 years. They were written in the Holy Land at a time when
Christianity was about to take shape and Judaism was undergoing momentous
developments. Ever since their chance discovery in 1947, they have posed a
series of challenging and unsettling questions. Who wrote them, and why? Do
they hold a secret meaning? What do they reveal about the origins of
Christianity and modern Judaism?
The Dead Sea
- The most important archaeological find of the 20th
- Includes the oldest known Bible manuscripts
- The focus of worldwide speculation, controversy, and
- Written 2,000 years ago
- Discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in a desert cave in
This interactive CD-ROM will serve as a friendly guide to
all the major aspects of the Scrolls and their background.
It offers close-up pictures, for instance, of the exquisite
lettering on the ancient Hebrew texts, or flies the viewer through unique 3D
constructions of the Qumran settlement and of the conceptual Temple as
described in the Scrolls.
And it provides various historical overviews that distill
decades of scholarly research. These overviews include:
The discovery of the Scrolls, and the fascinating
story of how they were subsequently bought and sold, and eventually brought
together as a collection.
The location, describes the desert environment around
the Dead Sea, and the influence it must have had on the lives and thoughts of
The people, notably the Essene Sect, associated with
the doctrines of the Scrolls.
The scholarship, archaeological, linguistic,
Biblical, and scientific - that has gone into piecing together the Scrolls and
unlocking their significance.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed is a powerful multimedia
database - richly textured through its cross-referenced capabilities, yet
always easy to use. Among its notable technical features are several floating
palettes, designed to help navigate smoothly and retrieve information.
The Connections floating palette, for example, provides
access to the cross-referenced materials - being context-sensitive, it makes
for easy transfer between related topics of interest.
The floating navigation palette provides, at the
click of a button, immediate access to such facilities as the Glossary, Memory,
The Marker works like a bookmark, and helps the user
to collect information for later viewing.
The Memory, which the user can adjust individually,
helps to control the flow of data, and to delve more deeply into any particular
The Glossary is a lexicon of keywords, accessible
through Hypertext - whenever such a word occurs on-screen, the user can
retrieve a definition of it instantaneously.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed not only draws on the research
of the world's leading Scrolls scholars - you can see and hear a number of them
expressing their individual opinions on the subject.
This officially authorized CD-ROM of the Scrolls was
developed by Pixel Multimedia and Aaron Witkin Associates in association with
the Israel Antiquities Authority and under exclusive license.
Original Manuscripts. First published color
images of the ancient manuscripts
Color Photos. Artifacts, people, historical
sites and more
Video Clips. Over 70 minutes of unique
historical video, 3D animated computer reconstructions, interviews, and
Interviews. Leading scroll scholars discuss
the scrolls, the debates, and the surrounding controversy
Translations. Parallel, on-screen English
translation of selected manuscripts.
Windows 95/98 Only, 486 or higher with minimum of 4
MB RAM (8 MB recommended) and 256 color, double speed CD-ROM and supports most
Macintosh LCIII or better with 3 MB RAM available to
the application and 256 color.
The Messianic Times, Spring 1995, By John McRay
""Recent releases of all the Dead Sea Scrolls and fragments
for publication have boosted public interest in the documents higher than at
any time since their discovery in 1947
" It was inevitable that the story of the discovery and
subsequent history of one of the most famous and important archaeological
discoveries of our time would be put on CD-ROM. Truthfully advertised as an
"interactive multi-media learning experience," the disc is an up-to-date mine
of information on virtually every aspect of the history and importance of these
"The Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed will function as an unrivaled
teaching aid and source of information for students and scholars who need
frequent and graphic access to these scrolls in their modern as well as
cultural contexts. It will also provide those with only a cursory but
inquisitive interest in the documents an up-to-date, fascinatingly presented
summary of the facts and fantasies associated with the Scrolls and also the
various opinions of the scholars who argue them."
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