Mike Aquilina

Go to Cleveland

Wednesday September 20th 2006, 6:45 am

Yesterday, I drove with David Scott to see the exhibit “Cradle of Christianity” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s an overwhelming experience. In one large room, we saw the casket of Caiaphas, the only surviving inscription of Pontius Pilate, a very early Christian altar and baptismal font, plus reliquaries, chalices, crosses — and a very large portion of the Temple Scroll from Qumran. The exhibit closes soon. If you can drive there, please do. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to stand so close to the material remains of Christianity’s origins.