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Talking to EBS experts: Professor Matthias Weller on why the bible exhibition in Frankfurt fell through

2018-01-05 | By: Stefanie Teßner, Press and Public Relations Officer
Bibel - Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

The Bible Museum in Frankfurt am Main has been planning an elaborate exhibition of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumran for several years. However, as neither the Federal Government nor the State of Hesse were willing to guarantee returning them to Israel, the German public will most likely never set eyes on the acclaimed bible texts.

The Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumran are the world’s oldest known bible texts and, at present, are to be found in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Both Israel and the Palestinian National Authority claim to be their rightful owners.

In an interview with the WELT, EBS professor Dr. iur. Matthias Weller from the Research Centre for Transnational Dispute Resolution explains the reasons behind the dispute and why he considers that a solution would have been possible.

See the interview here.

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