Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed
The Dead Sea Scrolls lay hidden
in the Judean desert for almost 2,000 years. They were written at a time
when Judaism was undergoing momentous developments, and Christianity was
about to take shape. 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 modern Judaism and Christianity?
An officially authorized CD-ROM, exploring
the original texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- with interviews, translations,
and video clips.
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 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. It draws on the research
of the world's leading Scrolls scholars -- and you can see and hear
a number of them expressing their individual opinions on the subject.
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, describing the desert wilderness
environment of the Dead Sea, and the influence it apparently had on the
lives and thoughts of the inhabitants.
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
This CD-ROM was developed by Pixel Multimedia
and Aaron Witkin Associates in association with the Israel Antiquities
Authority, under exclusive license.
First published color
images of the ancient manuscripts
Color photos of artifacts, people, historical
sites and more
Over 70 minutes of unique historical video, 3D
animated computer reconstructions, interviews, and more
Interviews - Leading scroll scholars discuss the
scrolls, the debates, and the surrounding controversy
Parallel, on-screen English translation of selected
Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Microsoft Windows
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4 MB of Memory (8 MB recommended)
256 Color Display Recommended
Macintosh LC II or better w/ Double-speed
or better CD-ROM
3 MB of Memory
256 Color Display
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