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Dead Sea Scrolls fragments contain writing invisible to naked eye
NBC ^ | May 2, 2018 | Alice Tidey

Posted on 05/06/2018 7:21:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Technology originally developed for NASA has revealed letters invisible to the naked eye on fragments of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, officials announced Tuesday.

The scrolls were discovered in the 1950s by archaeologists and Bedouin in caves near Qumran -- on the West Bank near the Dead Sea -- and include tens of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments that are thought to belong to approximately 1,000 different manuscripts.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said examinations of some fragments that had not previously been sorted or deciphered due to their "small size and precarious physical state" uncovered new script and pointed to the existence of an unknown manuscript.
One of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments is examined at the Israel Antiquities Authority's lab.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

As part of a project to digitize the scrolls, researcher Oren Ableman examined a few dozen fragments and discovered "traces of ink on many fragments that appeared blank to the naked eye," the authority said in a statement.

One of those fragments could not be attributed to any known manuscripts, raising the possibility that it belongs to a still unknown text.

Other fragments have been identified as belonging to the Books of Deuteronomy, Leviticus and Jubilees.

One is from the Temple Scroll, while another has been identified as belonging to the Great Psalms Scroll.

The authority said the fragments "provide new insights" to researchers studying the scrolls.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: deadseascrolls; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; greatpsalmsscroll; templescroll
The Great Psalms Scroll together with the new fragment featuring Psalm 147:1.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

The Great Psalms Scroll together with the new fragment featuring Psalm 147:1.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

1 posted on 05/06/2018 7:21:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

2 posted on 05/06/2018 7:22:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

I saw some of the Dead Sea scrolls when they were on display for a short time in Southern California circa 1968. Amazing thing to see.


3 posted on 05/06/2018 7:23:51 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Whoops, here's the pic that matches this caption:
The Great Psalms Scroll together with the new fragment featuring Psalm 147:1.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

The Great Psalms Scroll together with the new fragment featuring Psalm 147:1.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
and the corrected caption:
One of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments is examined at the Israel Antiquities Authority's lab.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

One of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments is examined at the Israel Antiquities Authority's lab.Shai Halevi/The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

4 posted on 05/06/2018 7:24:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump


5 posted on 05/06/2018 7:24:57 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Inyo-Mono

When i saw the exhibit around/over ten years ago, the conservation / restoration involved cleaning the modern adhesive off the scroll pieces — originally the fragments were pieced back together using cellophane tape!


6 posted on 05/06/2018 7:25:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Incredible! Then again, kind of par for the course in the ‘60s.


7 posted on 05/06/2018 7:32:36 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: SunkenCiv

Was this the Septuagint version?


8 posted on 05/06/2018 7:58:56 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”

He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me, too! What franchise?” He said, “Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?” He said, “Northern Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”

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Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.”

I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.


9 posted on 05/06/2018 8:08:37 PM PDT by null and void (Urban "food deserts," are caused by urban customers' "climate change" (H/T niteowl77))
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To: null and void

Now, are you Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of NOVEMBER 1879 or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of DECEMBER 1879?

Careful how you answer.


10 posted on 05/06/2018 8:20:36 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: null and void

Fortunately he made it. Me and my Jew pals run the city EMT/Rescue contract. Six grand - not bad for a few pounds of Oxygen, twenty minutes’ work, an old Zodiac and a Johnson 40.


11 posted on 05/06/2018 8:23:59 PM PDT by golux
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To: null and void

#9. Your handle should be “Bull and void”, not “null and void”.


12 posted on 05/06/2018 9:00:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Perhaps in another incarnation?


13 posted on 05/06/2018 9:12:07 PM PDT by null and void (Urban "food deserts," are caused by urban customers' "climate change" (H/T niteowl77))
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To: nwrep

Your question is a good one, but the answer is not simple. While the fragments are pretty well all Hebrew or Aramaic, there are readings that support the LXX against the MT (Masoretic Text—the Hebrew text adopted as official about a thousand years ago), and there are readings that support the MT against the LXX. Individual passages of individual books have to be spoken about to give a specific answer.


14 posted on 05/06/2018 9:17:34 PM PDT by Hieronymus (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G. K. Chesterton)
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To: SunkenCiv

omg. I can’t even believe it. But yeah. I guess I can see it happening. Sort of like a scene that could have been out of the movie “Dumb and Dumber “ to me. “Just TAPE THEM together!!!! Uh DUUUUH!!!”


15 posted on 05/07/2018 12:00:47 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SunkenCiv

How the heck do they work on that stuff? If you breathe near it, it will fall apart!


16 posted on 05/07/2018 5:44:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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To: Little Ray

They have to hold their breath. :^)


17 posted on 05/07/2018 7:27:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Inyo-Mono; GOP Poet

1950s.


18 posted on 05/07/2018 7:27:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: null and void

An Arab was crawling across the desert, saw a Jewish tailor standing by a table.

The Arab asked “Please, I’m dying of thirst, can I have some water?”.

“I don’t have any water, all I have are ties, but there’s a place to eat about twenty miles in that direction, they have water.”

The Arab replied, “I don’t want a tie, I need water.”

The Arab crawled away in that direction.

About twelve hours later the Arab crawled up again, thirstier than before.

“Did you get the water?”

The Arab rasped, “They wouldn’t let me in without a tie.”


19 posted on 05/07/2018 7:32:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

The authority said the fragments “provide new insights”


Who knew ‘Drink Your Ovaltine’ went back so far?


20 posted on 05/07/2018 12:32:32 PM PDT by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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