Skip to comments.One of earliest known copies of Ten Commandments sees the light of day
Posted on 05/23/2015 12:49:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
JERUSALEM One of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments was written in soot on a strip of goatskin found among the trove of biblical material known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, widely considered to be one of the great archaeological finds of the 20th century.
Penned on parchment by an unknown scribe more than 2,000 years ago, the scroll fragment is one of humanitys most precious documents and so fragile that its custodians rarely permit it to be moved from the secure vault where it rests in complete darkness.
But for 14 days over the next seven months, the Ten Commandments scroll, known to scholars as 4Q41, will make a rare public appearance at the Israel Museum as part of a new exhibit called A Brief History of Humankind, a show based on the international best-selling book by Israeli polymath Yuval Noah Harari.
The exhibit chronicles humanitys narrative arc by pairing cutting-edge modern art from the museums extensive collection alongside the display of 14 artifacts: the earliest-dated stone tools; the earliest evidence of man-made fire; the earliest known evidence of a family burial; the worlds oldest complete sickle plus the Ten Commandments. It ends with Albert Einsteins handwritten 1912 manuscript for the Special Theory of Relativity, including the formula E=mc 2 . . .
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Some 1250 years later through today, some lying islamist would claim some other muslim wrote those.
Moses was a Muslim. No, really they actually believe that.
Of course they do. Also Adam, Noah, Solomon and Jesus.
Mohammed, to their minds, did not invent or originate Islam. He was simply the last and greatest in a long line of prophets.
I guess some folks think they’re pretty important. Just not the American Left.
I’ve seriously run across people that believe that too. I have to explain that Moses was Hebrew and was given an Egyptian name, as he was found in a basket by the Pharaoh’s daughter (you know the rest of the story). Many people don’t even know that.
That’s why muslims are particularly incensed at Bahais for glomming on and refining their schtick.
Remember ... there are two children of Abraham ... one of Promise and one of a handmaid, legitimate ONLY in that Abraham had permission (in the beginning) from his wife, Sarah, and God DID bless Ishmael (in a way)
Yeah, especially Seals and Crofts.
That seems a “legitimate” claim for Arabs, but in no way for islam, invented before its invention.
That’s nuthin’! Jews believe he was Jewish!....
I LOVE the Dead Sea Scrolls!
I could stay in the Shrine of the Book all day just gazing upon them. The Isaiah Scroll alone is the most precious thing I have ever laid eyes on.
Do we have a Dead Sea Scrolls ping list on FR, by any chance?
there no Muslims until after Mohammed in ~632 AD
If they found the originals, then they found the Ark of the Covenant.
I wonder which commandment they don’t agree with, without stuttering.
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