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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 |
    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 ^ | 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,...
  • 2,000-year-old toilet may solve an ancient mystery

    01/03/2007 7:00:38 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies · 324+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | January 03, 2007
    QUMRAN, West Bank — The discovery of a 2,000-year-old toilet at one of the world's most important archaeological sites is focusing renewed interest on a question that has preoccupied scholars for more than half a century: Who lived at Qumran? In a new study, three researchers say they have discovered the outdoor latrine used by the ancient residents of Qumran, on the barren banks of the Dead Sea. They say the find proves the people living here two millennia ago were Essenes, an ascetic Jewish sect that left Jerusalem to seek proximity to God in the desert. Qumran and its...
  • Vatican allows Scrolls to change to Bible

    09/10/2001 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 105 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 09/11/2001 | RICHARD OWEN
    THE Vatican is to abandon decades of secrecy and obstruction to allow changes in the Bible based on revelations in the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half a century after they were discovered. The extent of the changes is expected to be disclosed this month, but the revised version of the New Jerusalem Bible will take five years to complete.The scrolls have been the subject of controversy between Jewish and Roman Catholic scholars since they were found in caves at Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in 1947. The Vatican has been accused of keeping them secret ...
  • Mystery Of Dead Sea Scrolls Unravels

    03/31/2002 1:41:10 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 296+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-31-2002 | Claudia Joseph
    Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll unravels By Claudia Joseph 31 March 2002 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 Society, Mr...
  • More Observations on the Stone Dead Sea Scroll Text

    07/16/2008 1:19:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 13 replies · 179+ views
    Bock's Blog ^ | 7/08/2008 | Darrell L. Bock
    More Observations on the Stone Dead Sea Scroll Text July 8, 2008 (from Taiwan) By bock - Posted on July 8th, 2008 am writing from Taiwan, but I am not immune to the news about the new Stone "Dead Sea Scroll". I have made available by link in the News We Are Watching window Time's latest article on this. Thanks to Craig Blomberg for noting where access to the text can be found. The BAR site also in the News We Are Watching window gives access to both English and to the Hebrew text. Now you do not have to...
  • Jordan wants Dead Sea Scrolls back from Israel (They are just fine where they are)

    01/14/2010 6:39:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 652+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/14/2010 | DALE GAVLAK, Associated Press Writer
    ordan's tourism minister said Thursday that her country was seeking the help of Western nations to regain possession of the Dead Sea Scrolls Israel seized from a Jerusalem museum during the 1967 Mideast war. Maha Khatib said Jordan has given up hope that Israel would directly give back the more than 2,000-year-old scrolls and now hoped Western nations would return them to the Arab kingdom when they host them in exhibitions. Israel rejected the Jordanian claim to the scrolls, which include the earliest known version of portions of the Hebrew Bible and have shed important light on Judaism and the...

    02/22/2007 9:44:29 AM PST · by stfassisi · 25 replies · 679+ views
    DEAD SEA SCROLLS: THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY? Fr. William Most The first scrolls were found in 1947. Other finds followed: in 1952 Cave 3 was found, including the Copper Scroll. The most important Cave for our purposes was Cave 4, discovered in 1954. About 20% of the scrolls were soon published, but the remainder were held out for 35 years. A 6 year campaign by the Biblical Archaeology Review, led by its Editor, Hershel Shanks, finally resulted in the liberation of the balance. Some photos came to Robert Eisenman of the Dept. of Religious Studies at State University of California at...
  • Warriors Once Occupied Dead Sea Scrolls Site

    07/15/2007 4:29:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies · 857+ views
    Live Science ^ | 7-12-07 | Heather Whipps
    Fierce warriors once occupied the famous complex where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, new research suggests. Ruins of the Qumran site—in the present-day West Bank—resemble a monastery, but scholars have argued over its uses before the religious sect who penned the scrolls moved in somewhere between 130 and 100 B.C. Using the world's first virtual 3-D reconstruction of the site, historians recently found evidence of a fortress that was later converted into its more peaceful, pious function....
  • Archaeologists Claim Essenes Never wrote Dead Sea Scrolls

    07/30/2004 8:49:22 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,636+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 7-30-2004 | Amiram Barkat
    Archeologists claim Essenes never wrote Dead Sea Scrolls By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz CorrespondentLast Update: 30/07/2004 09:23 Located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, Qumran is famous throughout the world as the place where the Essenes, who have been widely described in studies, conferences and exhibitions as a type of Jewish "monk," are said to have lived and written the Dead Sea Scrolls. However, based on findings soon to be published, Israeli archaeologists now argue that Qumran "lacks any uniqueness." The latest research joins a growing school of thought attempting to explode the "Qumran myth" by stating that not...
  • Scholar Shocker: Dead Sea Scrolls 'Authors' Never Existed

    03/16/2009 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 1,503+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | March 16, 2009 | Tim McGirk
    Biblical scholars have long argued that the Dead Sea Scrolls were the work of an ascetic and celibate Jewish community known as the Essenes, which flourished in the 1st century A.D. in the scorching desert canyons near the Dead Sea. Now, a prominent Israeli scholar, Rachel Elior, disputes that the Essenes ever existed at all - a claim that has shaken the bedrock of Biblical scholarship. Elior, who teaches Jewish mysticism at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, claims that the Essenes were a fabrication by the 1st century A.D. Jewish-Roman historian, Josephus Flavius, and that his faulty reporting was passed on as...
  • The Dead Sea scrolls: Voice of reason

    02/22/2010 9:56:32 PM PST · by Androcles · 15 replies · 655+ views
    The Economist ^ | 18-2-10 | Geza Vermes.
    The Story of the Scrolls: The Miraculous Discovery and True Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. By Geza Vermes. WITHIN a century or so of Christianity’s emergence, Jews and Christians were having heated disputes over certain prophetic passages in the Hebrew scriptures. They were arguing not only over the meaning of those verses, but over their precise wording. Each side suspected the other of doctoring manuscripts in order to support its own interpretations. At least until the late 20th century, it was almost impossible for modern scholars to throw any light on the substance of these disputes: in other words,...

    11/30/2002 12:44:28 AM PST · by restornu · 66 replies · 929+ views
    The following topics are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather are offered to indicate the nature of the assignment and to stimulate your own interests. You are encouraged to consider a topic more aligned with your own interests and to submit a topic statement and sources. The professor will work with you to be certain that the topic suits the course. As students choose topics, their names and e-mail addresses will be accessible from this page so that you can contact them to share resources and ideas. The topics are arranged into eight categories: Historical Economic Sociological Legal Scientific...
  • Bush to view rarely-seen Dead Sea Scroll

    05/13/2008 4:49:14 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 5 replies · 30+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 12, 2008 23:25 | Updated May 13, 2008 14:37 | By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    The most complete Dead Sea Scroll ever found will go on display at the Israel Museum this month for the first time in four decades, the museum announced Monday. Two major sections of the Great Isaiah Scroll, featuring the prophet's celebrated message of peace: "They shall beat their swords into plowshares" (Isaiah 2:4), will be on display at the museum's Shrine of the Book from May 19-August 30 in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary. "This special installation provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view one of the oldest, most complete, and best preserved of the Dead Sea Scrolls," said...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and Masada Scrolls Written by Same Scribe

    11/16/2012 8:22:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Israeli paleographer Ada Yardeni has recently identified 50 Dead Sea scrolls found near Qumran in Israel as having been penned by the same scribe, a scribe who also penned scrolls that have been found at the Herodian mountain-top fortress of Masada, where Jewish rebel zealots made their last suicidal stand against the Romans in 73 A.D.The subject scrolls were previously discovered in six different caves in the area of the Qumran site. In an article authored by Sidnie White Crawford and published in the November/December 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Crawford writes that documents penned by the same scribe and found...
  • Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll Authors Possibly Solved

    11/22/2011 7:19:20 AM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 22 Nov 2011 | Owen Jarus
    The Dead Sea Scrolls may have been written, at least in part, by a sectarian group called the Essenes, according to nearly 200 textiles discovered in caves at Qumran, in the West Bank, where the religious texts had been stored. Scholars are divided about who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the texts got to Qumran, and so the new finding could help clear up this long-standing mystery. The research reveals that all the textiles were made of linen, rather than wool, which was the preferred textile used in ancient Israel. Also they lack decoration, some actually being bleached...
  • Google makes 5 Dead Sea Scrolls searchable

    09/27/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    cnn blog ^ | September 26, 2011
    Jerusalem (CNN) – In a perfect blending of 21st-century advances with the cutting-edge technology of an earlier age, starting this week internet users can, for the first time, use Google search and scanning technology to examine five manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Google and the Israel Museum unveiled the project Monday in Jerusalem with the launch of a museum website that allows users to interact with the ancient texts in a way impossible just a few years ago."You have the capability with high-resolution definition to look at the scrolls in a comfortable setting - to enlarge them, to magnify...
  • 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls go online

    09/26/2011 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 26/9/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM — Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls went online for the first time on Monday in a project launched by Israel's national museum and web giant Google. The appearance of five of the most important Dead Sea scrolls on the Internet is part of a broader attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — who were once criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them available to anyone with a computer. See's...
  • What’s inside? Sealed jar discovered at Qumran -- site of Dead Sea Scrolls

    12/11/2010 8:43:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Unreported Heritage News ^ | Friday, December 10, 2010 | Owen Jarus
    An intact, sealed, jar has been discovered at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in nearby caves. A multinational team of scientists have been analyzing the jar and their findings are set to be published in the journal Archaeometry. If you have a subscription (or access to a library with one) you can already see the article on the publication's website... Altogether nine scientists are credited in the paper. Kaare Lund Rasmussen, of the University of Southern Denmark, is listed at the lead author. The jar itself was excavated in 2004. It was found about 50...
  • A case of Slander, Lies and the Dead Sea Scrolls

    11/30/2010 8:59:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Archaeology News ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Jewish Journal
    ...Using sophisticated computer programs, Cargill built what he described as "a fully reconstructed, three-dimensional, real time, interactive model of Khirbet Qumran." Taking the building's excavated remains as a blueprint, the model "visualized" that the structure was originally designed as a fortress, then abandoned, and later expanded and repurposed by a group... According to the model, the new inhabitants built an elaborate water system, as well as a scriptorium, where the scrolls were written. The building was destroyed in 70 C.E., or shortly thereafter, by the conquering Roman legions, a view now widely accepted... In early 2007, Cargill was nearing completion...
  • Dead Sea scrolls going digital on Internet

    10/19/2010 8:44:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 19, 2010 | Jeffrey Heller
    (Reuters) - Scholars and anyone with an Internet connection will be able to take a new look into the Biblical past through an online archive of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the custodian of the scrolls that shed light on the life of Jews and early Christians at the time of Jesus, said on Tuesday it was collaborating with Google's research and development center in Israel to upload digitized images of the entire collection. Advanced imaging technology will be installed in the IAA's laboratories early next year and high-resolution images of each of...
  • Beck Bashing or Flock Defending?

    08/25/2010 4:41:11 PM PDT · by · 151 replies ^ | August 25, 2010 | Joshua Morrison
    Over the last six or nine months I have been growing ever more concerned over Glenn Beck and his Evangelical and Conservative followers. I have not been alone, there have been countless other Christian Laymen and Pastors have expressed the same concern when Mr. Beck started talking about God, Jesus and Faith. My question is should we as Christians who believe in Salvation by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone in the Person and Work of Christ Alone, for God’s Glory Alone have anything to do with Beck in the areas of Faith and Religion? Mr. Beck is a confessing Mormon,...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?

    08/02/2010 11:27:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 12+ views
    National Georgraphic ^ | 08/02/2010 | Kher Than
    The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? The new clues hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several groups, hidden away during wartime—and may even be "the great treasure from the Jerusalem Temple," which held the Ark of the Covenant, according to the Bible. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered more than 60 years ago in seaside caves near an ancient...
  • Protons For Studying The Dead Sea Scrolls

    07/16/2010 4:46:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Ufficio Comunicazione Infn ^ | Friday, July 2, 2010 | INFN
    ...The analyses, which were conducted by INFN physicists in collaboration with researchers from IBAM-CNR, have revealed that one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, in particular, the Temple Scroll (which is not part of the biblical narration and instead describes the construction and life of a temple and dictates how laws are to be communicated to the people), may have been made near the Dead Sea, in the area of Qumran, where the scrolls were found. In other words, the scrolls may have been created locally... At the LANDIS laboratory (one of the INFN laboratories in Catania), non-destructive analyses were performed...
  • Irish manuscript found is more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls

    07/01/2010 8:26:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | March 20, 2010 | PATRICK COOPER
    An eighth-century religious manuscript described as " more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls" has finally been put on display at the National Museum of Ireland. The 1,200 year old religious manuscript was found in a bog with the Latin words of Psalm 83 open. It had lain undisturbed for 1,200 years. The psalm closes with the words: “Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—that you alone are the Most High over all the earth." The National Museum rated the work as of "staggering importance" and says the book of psalms or psalter is among the top...
  • Searching for the Better Text: How errors crept into the Bible and what can be done to correct them

    04/23/2010 7:35:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 811+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | April 2010 | Harvey Minkoff
    In some cases the traditional text is clearly superior, but in others the version in the scrolls is better. Thanks to the scrolls, more and more textual problems in the Hebrew Bible are being resolved. The notes in newer Bible translations list variant readings from the scrolls, and in some cases, the translations incorporate these readings in the text as the preferred reading. No one has ever seriously suggested that the Dead Sea Scrolls contain anything like an eleventh commandment; but the scrolls do help clarify numerous difficult phrases in the Hebrew Bible, and for textual scholars that is more...
  • Dead Sea Scroll dating now possible

    01/20/2010 4:23:29 AM PST · by Schnucki · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Politiken (Denmark) ^ | January 20, 2010
    After a decade of intense laboratory tests, a Danish archaeochemist has found a way to enable scientists to precisely date the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ownership of which is currently a bone of contention between Israel and Jordan, according to The Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient documents were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in caves near the Qumran Wadi northwest of the Dead Sea. Treatment of the rolls has included them being spread out using plant oil, which in turn made precise carbon dating of the scrolls almost impossible. A Danish archaeochemist and an international team of researchers,...
  • Jordan, PA Claim Dead Sea Scrolls

    01/02/2010 4:59:27 PM PST · by sofaman · 59 replies · 1,938+ views
    Arutz Sheva, Israel National News ^ | Published: 01/02/10, 11:49 PM / Last Update: 01/02/10, 10:55 PM | Hillel Fendel
    The London-based Globe and Mail reports that Jordan has asked Canada to seize Israel's 2,000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls that are currently on display in Toronto. The scrolls are on display until until Sunday at the Royal Ontario Museum. Jordan claims that the scrolls were found in "disputed territory" that Israel captured from Jordanian control in 1967, and asks Canada to hold them until the question of their ownership is settled. Jordan's control of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley - which it called the "West Bank" - from 1948 until 1967, was recognized internationally by only two countries: Great Britain...
  • Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    12/19/2009 6:02:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 62 replies · 1,970+ views
    Smithsonian magazine ^ | January 2010 | Andrew Lawler
    For his part, Peleg believes Qumran went through several distinct stages. As the morning heat mounts, he leads me up a steep ridge above the site, where a channel hewn into the rock brought water into the settlement. From our high perch, he points out the foundations of a massive tower that once commanded a fine view of the sea to the east toward today's Jordan. "Qumran was a military post around 100 B.C.," he says. "We are one day from Jerusalem, and it fortified the northeast shore of the Dead Sea." Other forts from this era are scattered among...
  • Prof explores journey of Dead Sea Scrolls

    06/12/2009 6:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 550+ views
    Canadian Jewish News ^ | Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Sheri Shefa
    Israeli archeologist and professor Dan Bahat... a lecturer in the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology department at Bar-Ilan University and the former district archeologist for Jerusalem, addressed hundreds who gathered at Beth Tikvah Synagogue on June 3... "When I speak about the caves in the Judean desert where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, actually, all the scrolls we're talking about come from 11 caves only," Bahat said. He said the discovery of the first scrolls in 1947 was made on Nov. 29 -- the day the United Nations adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine... all that was yielded...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls stir storm at ROM

    04/13/2009 11:06:05 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 31 replies · 1,350+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Apr 09, 2009 | Oakland Ross
    Palestinian PM wants Harper to scrap show, claims violation of international law JERUSALEM–A planned Toronto exhibit of ancient Middle Eastern manuscripts is threatening to plunge Canada, along with the Royal Ontario Museum, into the thick of the long-running conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Beginning in June, the ROM will host a six-month exhibit of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, organized in co-operation with the Israel Antiquities Authority. But top Palestinian officials this week declared the exhibit a violation of international law and called on Canada to cancel the show. In letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and top executives at...
  • The Abraham Story: An Introduction LDS (OPEN)

    03/18/2009 8:09:35 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 445+ views
    Meridian Magazine ^ | E. Douglas Clark
    M E R I D I A N     M A G A Z I N E The Abraham Story: An IntroductionBy E. Douglas ClarkHe has been called the most pivotal and strategic man in history. Jews, Christians, and Muslims — half the planet’s population — revere him not only as forefather but as an exemplary pattern of righteousness. Jewish tradition tells that his life was a pattern also of things to come, foreshadowing what would befall his posterity through the generations. But his significance is nothing short of universal, for pursuant to the covenant God made with him, through him...