More than 25 previously unpublished "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books.
The scroll carries the writing of the Hebrew Bible's Book of Leviticus. Researchers were able to successfully unravel the 1700-year-old dead sea scroll using a digital analysis called "virtual unwrapping."
AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM: ‘Book of Books’ exhibits 2,000 years of Bible texts. Items include fragments from Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, early New Testament Scriptures, Cairo genizah, illuminated biblical manuscripts ...
The En-Gedi scroll, a text that includes part of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible that was ravaged by fire about 1,400 years ago, is now readable, thanks to a complex digital analysis called "virtual unwrapping."
Around 70 Dead Sea Scrolls fragments have appeared on the antiquities market since 2002, and at least one archaeologist thinks some of these fragments are modern-day forgeries.