AZUSA, Calif.―Due to increasing numbers and demand, Azusa Pacific University will extend Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Beyond, an exhibition featuring five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a collection of rare biblical artifacts, through Sun., Aug. 29.

To date, more than 11,000 guests have toured the exhibit to see how Scripture has been passed on through the centuries, from examples of the earliest form of writing, to one of the first Bibles printed in English, to a Bible that circled the moon. More than 70 biblical items are on display, including a 5,000-year-old cuneiform tablet, a Gutenberg Bible leaf, original King James Bibles from 1611–40, a 17th-century Hebrew Sefer Torah scroll, and more.

"We consider it a privilege and a responsibility to play a part in history by carefully preserving, while also sharing, these remarkable treasures with the public," said APU President Jon R. Wallace, DBA. "Our theology faculty have closely studied the Dead Sea Scroll fragments alongside other scholars. They discuss them in the classroom, referencing their learning from these ancient documents to bring history to life for our students. Now, through this exhibition, we can invite more people to experience how Scripture has been preserved and passed on for thousands of years."

Hours and Ticket Information:
Through July 31, the exhibit remains open Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, 12–6 p.m. From Aug. 1–29, the exhibit will be open Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sun, 12–6 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for groups of 15 or more/ seniors/military/APU alumni, $8 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under.

For more on the acquisition, visit http://www.apu.edu/media/news/release/14307/.

View photos of some of the artifacts on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apupublicrelations/

Contact
Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu