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  • 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered in Israel

    02/08/2017 3:03:44 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published February 08, 2017 | Foxnews.com
    Researchers have discovered a new cave in Israel that they say once held Dead Sea Scrolls, making it just the 12th such cave of its kind found. The find is thus a milestone, according to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The cave was looted long before the archeologists excavated it, but inside they found telltale signs that scrolls had been there: broken storage jars and lids on its edges and in a tunnel in the back.
  • Palestinians claim Dead Sea Scrolls as their own

    11/12/2016 12:03:20 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 46 replies
    Kehila News Israel ^ | 11-10-16 | Karen Faulkner
    The Palestinian Authority has determined that the famous Dead Sea Scrolls belong to the Palestinian people, according to Israeli media reports. The PA laid claim to the ancient scrolls, saying they were found in Qumran, an area of the West Bank that Palestinians want for a future Palestinian state. Reportedly, the PA stated that Israel illegally appropriated the scrolls since Qumran lies beyond the “Green Line,” a demarcation line drawn in the 1949 Armistice Agreements between Israel and Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan after Israel’s War of Independence, the Arab-Israeli War, of 1948. The scrolls are now housed at the...
  • Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll unravels

    04/03/2002 9:55:46 AM PST · by It'salmosttolate · 16 replies
    news.independent.co.uk ^ | 03 April 2002 | Claudia Joseph
    Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll unravels By Claudia Joseph 03 April 2002 19:23 It is a mystery that has baffled religious scholars for 50 years. Now the secret of the Copper Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, may finally be unravelled. Robert Feather, a member of the Institute of Metallurgists, will claim in a television documentary tonight that he has cracked the secret code of the Copper Scroll Mr Feather rejects current thinking that the copper document was written by the Essenes monastic sect 2,000 years ago. A member of the Jewish Historical Society, and the Egypt Exploration...
  • One of earliest known copies of Ten Commandments sees the light of day

    05/23/2015 12:49:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By William Booth
    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...
  • Challenging History: The Dead Sea Scrolls

    02/12/2015 10:39:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    The Evening Bulletin [PA] [re-post FR thread] ^ | 25 September 2007 | By: Neil Altman, For The Bulletin
    Challenging History: The Dead Sea Scrolls By: Neil Altman, For The Bulletin 09/24/2007 Editor's Note: According to an exhibit at the United States Library of Congress, young Bedouin shepherds, searching for a stray goat in the Judean Desert in 1947, entered a long-untouched cave and found scrolls in a jar and under debris on the floor. That initial discovery by the Bedouins began a search that lasted nearly a decade, eventually producing thousands of scroll fragments from 11 caves. During those same years, archaeologists tried to identify the people who deposited the scrolls. They found the Qumran ruin, a...
  • Diamond Synchatron To Use X-Rays To Examine Dead Sea Scrolls

    09/12/2007 7:49:31 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 585+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2007 | Nic Fleming and Roger Highfield
    Diamond synchatron to use x-rays to examine Dead Sea Scrolls By Nic Fleming and Roger Highfield Last Updated: 5:01pm BST 12/09/2007 Secrets contained in fragile documents such as the Dead Sea Scrolls are to be revealed using one of the most powerful light sources in the Universe. British Association Festival of Science: Full coverage British scientists are using a giant instrument - in essence an extremely powerful torch and microscope combined - to read parchments that are too brittle to unroll or unfold. Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their discovery enhanced knowledge of Christianity and Judaism The Diamond synchatron...
  • Antiquity thieves caught at Cave of Skulls searching for Dead Sea artefacts

    12/09/2014 5:00:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | December 7, 2014 | unattributed
    Members of the Arad Rescue Unit, undergoing early morning routine training, noticed suspicious activity in the northern cliff of Nahal Ze'elim, in the region of the Leopard's Ascent (Judean Desert). After alerting the authorities a group of antiquity thieves searching for Dead Sea scrolls and other potentially valuable artefacts, were caught red-handed. The "The Cave of the Skulls", which is located in the side of a cliff, can only be reached on foot via a narrow goat path on top of rock fall, that passes upright bedrock walls and is extremely precarious. The robbers, who had used climbing gear to...
  • The Mystery of the Copper Scroll

    07/11/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Saturday, July 11, 2009 | Chris Mitchell
    The Mystery of the Copper Scroll By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Saturday, July 11, 2009 JERUSALEM, Israel - In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd wandered the hills of Qumran in search of a missing sheep. He threw a stone into a cave, hoping to drive the lost animal outside. Instead, the sound of shattered pottery drew the shepherd inside the cave. There he stumbled on the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century: the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Copper Scroll In the years that followed, archaeologists found eleven caves and more than 900 documents here at Qumran....
  • Nine new Qumran scrolls discovered

    03/03/2014 9:33:58 AM PST · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 03/01/2014 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    They were hidden inside some phylacteries discovered during some excavations sixty years ago but never opened. The news was announced at a conference at the Faculty of Theology in Lugano. . . So there are now nine Qumran scrolls to keep experts busy. The discovery was made very recently and was announced a few days ago at the international research seminar. . . “The new discovery shows that the research being carried out on the Qumran is not complete yet. There are a thousand reasons, especially political ones, why the material unearthed is still being studied and why the the...
  • New Texts Found in Caves That Yielded Dead Sea Scrolls

    03/03/2014 1:25:38 PM PST · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3-3-2014 | Megan Gannon
    An archaeologist says he discovered nine tiny scrolls with biblical text from the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed, according to news reports. The newfound scrolls, which date back to about 2,000 years ago, were hidden inside three leather tefillin cases, also known as phylacteries, traditionally carried by observant Jewish men, Italian news agency Ansa Mediterranean reported. These cases were first pulled out of the caves in the 1950s, but their contents apparently were not examined until now....
  • Ancient Texts Part of Earliest Known Documents

    12/31/2011 5:23:11 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    Discovery News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A team of scholars has discovered what might be the oldest representation of the Tower of Babel of Biblical fame, they report in a newly published book. Carved on a black stone, which has already been dubbed the Tower of Babel stele, the inscription dates to 604-562 BCE. It was found in the collection of Martin Schøyen, a businessman from Norway who owns the largest private manuscript assemblage formed in the 20th century. Consisting of 13,717 manuscript items spanning over‭ ‬5,000‭ ‬years, the collection includes parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Buddhist manuscript rescued from the Taliban, and even...
  • Exclusive: Real Indiana Jones Locates Lost Ark

    05/18/2005 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Alouette · 196 replies · 9,645+ views
    Dr. Vendyl Jones, the inspiration for the “Indiana Jones” series, told Israel National Radio that he is sure he will uncover the hidden Ark of the Covenant before the Fast of Tisha B’Av this summer. The explorer and teacher, who published a book in 1959 predicting the Six Day War based on his analysis of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt up until the First Temple Period, says that employing the same biblical analysis to modern times points to major events that will “turn the world right side up” this coming June. Dr. Jones left his post as a Christian pastor...
  • In Jerusalem, scholars trace Bible's evolution (Liberal Critics Slam Old Testament)

    08/15/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    the monitor ^ | 12 Aug 11
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: the sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies -...
  • Jordan Battles to Regain 'Priceless' Christian Relics

    03/29/2011 8:14:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/29/11 | Robert Pigott
    They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born. A group of 70 or so "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007. A flash flood had exposed two niches inside the cave, one of them marked with a menorah or candlestick, the ancient Jewish religious symbol. A Jordanian Bedouin opened these...
  • Who were the Essenes?

    02/07/2013 9:18:09 PM PST · by One Name · 12 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 02/07/2013 | Biblical Archaeology Review Staff
    A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated new methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a Qumran community of sectarian Jews, the Essenes of Qumran. The new study by Eyal Regev of Bar-Ilan University examines the architectural plan of Qumran and applies so-called “access analysis” to map the site’s spatial organization in order to uncover the social ideology of the Essenes of Qumran. Regev characterizes this approach to studying the Qumran community as social archaeology, “now an established field of research which uses archaeological records to reconstruct the belief system and social organization of past societies.”
  • Cracking the code (Copper Scroll)

    08/25/2009 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 25 replies · 1,893+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated August 24, 2009 | By SHELLEY NEESE
    "Shelley, I want you to meet the guy who has cracked the code on the Copper Scroll." With that intriguing introduction, I shook hands with Jim Barfield. We stood among the kiosks of Israeli goods during a lunch break at a Christian Zionist conference in Forth Worth, Texas. "Congratulations," I replied, "but what's the Copper Scroll?" "A treasure map," Barfield answered, "from the prophet Jeremiah." I gave Barfield and his companion a quick once over, trying to determine whether they were the well-intentioned kind of crazy or scary crazy. A small-town Oklahoma man with impressive posture, Barfield sported long (really...
  • American professor says skeleton may be of John the Baptist

    08/01/2002 6:18:17 PM PDT · by crypt2k · 17 replies · 354+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 1, 2002 | CELEAN JACOBSON
    JERUSALEM - A skeleton discovered near the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found may be the 2,000-year-old remains of John the Baptist, an American professor announced Thursday. But Israeli archaeologists disputed his theory as being far-fetched and said the burial site unearthed is probably that of an 18th century Bedouin man. Professor Richard Freund, director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, was part of an expedition at Qumran in the Judean Desert that made the discovery on Monday. Freund said there was "circumstantial evidence" that the well-preserved skeleton may...
  • Skeleton 'may be John the Baptist'

    08/01/2002 6:52:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies · 478+ views
    ANANOVA post of BBC Report ^ | Story filed: 23:26 Thursday 1st August 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Skeleton 'may be John the Baptist' A professor claims a skeleton discovered near where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found may be the remains of John the Baptist. He suggests the phrophet who annointed Christ may also have been the leader of the tribe to which the burial ground belonged. Israeli archaelogists say his theory is far-fetched and that the burial site unearthed is probably that of an 18th century Bedouin man. US professor Richard Freund at a Centre for Judaic Studies in Connecticut, has been art of an expedition in the Judean Desert. Professor Freund says there is "circumstantial...
  • Not a shard of truth (No proof of John the Baptist.)

    02/03/2003 5:00:10 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,045+ views
    wwwHaaretz ^ | 2-3-3 | By Dalia Shehori
    w w w . h a a r e t z d a i l y . c o m Not a shard of truth Sensational claims have been made about bonesfound in Qumran, but no, this is not John the Baptist,say the heads of the dig. In August 2002, Time Magazine carried a headline that aroused curiosity: "Digging for the Baptist." The reference was to an archaeological dig being carried out for the past two years or so in Qumran, near the shore of the Dead Sea. The dig is headed by Prof. Hanan Eshel, head of the...
  • Oldest known copy of the Ten Commandments arrives in Alabama for display.

    01/06/2005 8:59:30 AM PST · by missyme · 1 replies · 496+ views
    Religion News ^ | Jan 6th, 2005
    If Alabamians got excited about former Chief Justice Roy Moore's granite monument of the Ten Commandments, imagine how they'll react when the world's oldest known copy of the Ten Commandments arrives in Alabama for display. The parchment from the Dead Sea Scrolls contains a complete handwritten Hebrew text of the commandments dated to within 30 years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It will be part of a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit that starts Jan. 20 and ends April 24 at the Gulf Coast Exploreum in downtown Mobile. The exhibit will feature 12 scrolls from the Israel Antiquities Authority,...