The Dead Sea Scrolls controversy in San Diego

December 12, 2007

Peddling religious sensationalism in America

This article (click on the purple link below) provides some political, cultural and scientific context for my discussions of the San Diego museum’s cooperation with the Dead Sea Scrolls monopolists.

Jesus, Judas, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: peddling religious sensationalism in America


November 6, 2007

“What a mess, huh?”

This blog gathers my articles on the 2007 exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  The articles were originally published on the NowPublic site on the dates indicated.  Click on the titles to go to the individual articles.

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit misleads public? and Antisemitism and the Dead Sea Scrolls (July 2, 2007 and February, 2009)

Did Christian agenda lead to biased Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in San Diego? (October 6, 2007)

Christian Fundamentalism and the Dead Sea Scrolls in San Diego (August 2, 2007)

Dead Sea Scrolls at the San Diego Natural History Museum: an Update (July 10, 2007)

Virtual Qumran: the “unwritten” version; Warriors Occupied Qumran: Scrolls battle continues (July 17, 2007)

Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran fortress team responds to criticism (July 19, 2007)

Charity fund, academic organizations involved in Dead Sea Scrolls conflict (December 16, 2007)

Jewish Museum exhibit in New York disagrees with San Diego exhibit (August 1, 2008)

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