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One of earliest known copies of Ten Commandments sees the light of day
Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By William Booth

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 humanity’s 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 humanity’s narrative arc by pairing cutting-edge modern art from the museum’s 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 world’s oldest complete sickle — plus the Ten Commandments. It ends with Albert Einstein’s handwritten 1912 manuscript for the Special Theory of Relativity, including the formula E=mc 2 . . .

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


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: deadseascrolls; deuteronomy; epigraphyandlanguage; exodus; godsgravesglyphs; letshavejerusalem
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1 posted on 05/23/2015 12:49:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee; SunkenCiv

Very cool.


2 posted on 05/23/2015 1:53:35 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Some 1250 years later through today, some lying islamist would claim some other muslim wrote those.


3 posted on 05/23/2015 2:15:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Moses was a Muslim. No, really they actually believe that.


4 posted on 05/23/2015 2:21:45 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

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.


5 posted on 05/23/2015 2:24:21 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I guess some folks think they’re pretty important. Just not the American Left.


6 posted on 05/23/2015 2:47:57 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I still have MY original copy ...



7 posted on 05/23/2015 2:52:43 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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8 posted on 05/23/2015 2:56:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

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.


9 posted on 05/23/2015 3:16:54 AM PDT by gattaca (Republicans believe every day is July 4, democrats believe every day is April 15. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sherman Logan

That’s why muslims are particularly incensed at Bahais for glomming on and refining their schtick.


10 posted on 05/23/2015 3:37:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Abraham is Ishmael's father and the Arabs trace their lineage back to him, as well as the Hebrews

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)

11 posted on 05/23/2015 3:54:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Some of the lefty comments at the links are enlightening, too.


12 posted on 05/23/2015 4:10:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: onedoug

Yeah, especially Seals and Crofts.

CC


13 posted on 05/23/2015 4:15:37 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Sufficient unto the day are the troubles therof)
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To: knarf

That seems a “legitimate” claim for Arabs, but in no way for islam, invented before its invention.


14 posted on 05/23/2015 5:00:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jocon307; 240B; 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; asgardshill; At the Window; bitt; blu; BradyLS; ...
Thanks jocon307. Good Digest ping for the week, as well.

15 posted on 05/23/2015 5:06:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

That’s nuthin’! Jews believe he was Jewish!....


16 posted on 05/23/2015 5:24:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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?


17 posted on 05/23/2015 5:29:08 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

there no Muslims until after Mohammed in ~632 AD


18 posted on 05/23/2015 5:29:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ..... No peace? then no peace!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If they found the originals, then they found the Ark of the Covenant.


19 posted on 05/23/2015 5:31:56 AM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: Caipirabob

I wonder which commandment they don’t agree with, without stuttering.


20 posted on 05/23/2015 5:39:28 AM PDT by MaxMax (Call the local GOP and ask how you can support CRUZ for POTUS, Make them talk!)
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