Dead Sea Scroll Unveiling

tony leather By tony leather, 15th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/zx8jrwih/
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Biblical Book of Isaiah, the Temple Scroll, and three others are now there for surfers to view in high-resolution with English translations.

Dead Sea Scroll Unveiling


Decades after they being discovered in old caves in the desert, and 2000 years being written, a part of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls collection has gone on line for the first time, courtesy of Google and the Israel national museum.
Five of the most important Scrolls on line is the first step in an effort by custodians to finally put to bed the notion that access be monopolized by select scholars by making them available in this modern global fashion. Biblical Book of Isaiah, the Temple Scroll, and three others are now there for surfers to view in high-resolution with English translations.
Originals are held in a secured Jerusalem vault, access requiring not only three different keys at least, but also a magnetic card reader and a secret code, all the scrolls bought between 1947 and 1967 after Bedouin shepherds in the Judean Desert had made the original find.
Considered to be among the most significant 20th century archaeological find, it is believed that these writings were written or collected by an ascetic Jewish sect that settled at Qumran, on the banks the Dead Sea, having fled from oppression two millennia ago.
Many manuscripts survived, either fully or partially, giving real insights shed to the origins of Christianity and development of the Hebrew Bible. The Israel Antiquities Authority project, which of course is aimed at scholars mainly, will hopefully be completed by 2016, when almost all of the scrolls will be available on line
Now launched, the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project features -very detailed images - five complete scrolls fromthe Second Temple Period, which of course was the time of both Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity coming into being, images coming with explanatory videos and background information.

This ground-breaking project, in conjunction with the Israel Museum, is helping to preserve and enrich important elements of world heritage by making it accessible to all, and the scrolls can be viewed at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ .

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Many manuscripts survived, either fully or partially, giving real insights shed to the origins of Christianity and development of the Hebrew Bible. The Israel Antiquities Authority project, which of course is aimed at scholars mainly, will hopefully be completed by 2016, when almost all of the scrolls will be available on line
Now launched, the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project features -very detailed images - five complete scrolls fromthe Second Temple Period, which of course was the time of both Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity coming into being, images coming with explanatory videos and background information.

This ground-breaking project, in conjunction with the Israel Museum, is helping to preserve and enrich important elements of world heritage by making it accessible to all, and the scrolls can be viewed at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ .
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mainly non-fiction articles, though I do write short stories, poetry and descriptive prose as well. Have been writing for over ten years now

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author avatar Buzz
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Intriguing and fascinating, Tony. Thank you.

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