Special Announcement


Greetings Friends of the Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings

We are very pleased to announce some exciting forthcoming events in October. The Museum is breaking new ground, and we wanted to bring you an update with the latest happenings.


We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings will be the first Museum in the US and Canada to have use of, through a special donation, facsimiles of six of the Dead Sea Scrolls. They have been purchased for $65,000 by concerned individuals and placed on permanent loan to the Museum.


Mark your calendar for the evening of October 17 for an exciting presentation and fundraiser at the Orange County Great Park. We will be publicly announcing the acquisition of and displaying, for the first time, the Dead Sea Scroll Facsimiles. One of the purposes of the evening is to raise awareness of the Museum Facilities and Collections. There will be a cost to attend the event of $60.00 per person. Please consider joining us from 5:00 to 8:30 PM in the newly refurbished Hangar 244 on the former El Toro Marine Base. This will be a unique chance to view the Dead Sea Scrolls in facsimile in an up-close and intimate setting.


Also consider joining us earlier that day for our annual Museum Fall Lecture Series. This year’s presentation, Writings From the Ancient World, will be held on Saturday October 17, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, at Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Campus. Five specialists will discuss various ancient inscriptions and their historical implications. We have some very distinguished lecturers scheduled to present, so you would not want to miss this great opportunity. (No cost to attend).

The lecture titles are as follows:

  1. Ancient Near East Writings: The Origins of the Star of David
  2. Hebrew Writings: The Great Isaiah Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  3. Ancient Near East Writings: The Origins of Monotheism
  4. 4. Egyptian Coptic Writings: The Spiritual Life of a Scribe: Writings About a Coptic Monk
  5. Persian Writings: On Zoroastrian Scriptures

We are very excited for these forthcoming events, and we encourage you to learn more about the Facsimiles Online and to Visit Our Website

To RSVP for either event, please call the Museum Office at: (949) 786-0033.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


George Giacumakis



3 responses to “Special Announcement

  1. Hi, Director Giacumakis,

    I am very much interested in the coming lectures on October 17th, 2009. However, I have a schedule conflict and I can not attend. Will the lecture be recorded and made available to the public in some way?


    • Hi Jean,

      We will have a videographer at the event, and we be placing that footage on our website, and also hopefully make it available on DVD soon. Thank you for your interest!

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