CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves and ruins of Judea, reported providing information surrounding life in area around time of Jesus Christ. Scientists reported using heightened technology to study scrolls. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Many of scrolls reported being so dilapidated that scholars found them impossible to study. [Scroll photographer Ken ZUCKERMAN - says attempting to make invisible visible.] Zuckerman brothers reported using advanced infrared photography to illuminate letters no longer visible on scrolls. [University of South California spokesperson Bruce ZUCKERMAN - comments on attempt to discover scrolls' contents.] Theologians noted despairing over fading parchments since their discovery in 1947. Scrolls noted being studied in Biblical Archives in Jerusalem. [Voice of ZUCKERMAN - says parchments disintegrating.] Scrolls shown being studied through computer using infrared photography. [Princeton Theological Seminary spokesperson James CHARLESWORTH - comments on reading about Noah and family praising God for salvation after flood.] Noah's celebration compared to those who praise salvation of scrolls' contents.