About 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially published since the turn of the millennium. But in the case of some, all that was leftShow More Summary
The texts are a first draft of history.
Scholars have deciphered a Dead Sea Scroll written in a Hebrew code, finding that it contains part of a 364-day calendar of holy days. Scholars still aren't sure why this scroll, along with a few other Dead Sea Scrolls, were written in code. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 12 caves near the site of Qumran in the West Bank.
The manuscript, written in a coded form of Hebrew, had deteriorated into sixty pieces that had to be digitally pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. The document includes the sophisticated calendar followed by the sect that wrote the scroll as well as information about that sect's disputes with the Temple authorities in Jerusalem.
They've found some interesting stuff.
One of the final mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been unlocked. Read more...
The Hebrew scroll provides insight into ancient Judean celebrations.
Sometime around the cusp of 1947, a teenage shepherd in the West Bank threw a rock, possibly to scare an animal out from a cliffside cave, and triggered one of the most incredible archaeological discoveries of the past century. Instead...Show More Summary
Imagine trying to put together a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle without looking at the picture on the box. Imagine trying to put together the same puzzle without seeing the finished image and knowing that many of the pieces were missing. Why would anyone attempt such a challenge? The ‘puzzle’ is a mysterious section of a Dead... Read more »
Haifa University researchers pieced together more than 60 tiny parchment fragments to decipher the document.
Since the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a Qumran cave in 1947, most have been restored and published. But the University of Haifa said two researchers from their Department of Bible Studies deciphered one of the last remaining unpublished scrolls - and they uncovered some surprises. [...]
Israeli researchers say they have deciphered one of the last remaining puzzles of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It turns out the ancient authors of this particular section were writing about the changing of the seasons and the calendar they used to mark and celebrate such occasions, reports the Catholic News...
"This is the most important archaeological find ever made in Israel."
Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said. The more than 60 tiny fragments ofShow More Summary
A couple of nights ago, I watched a recently made movie, The Rendezvous. It’s an entertaining adventure-comedy production which comes across like a slightly darker version of Raiders of the Lost Ark mixed in with a bit of Romancing the Stone – and set in the “Age of Terror.” The movie stars Stana Katic, whose... Read more »
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Israel withdraws from planned exhibit of scrolls in Frankfurt after Germany refuses to guarantee their return if Palestinians claim them (German government refuses to certify Dead Sea scrolls belong to Israel JTA 1 December 2017) Israel...Show More Summary
A new translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, currently being crafted by American scholar Alison Schofield, aims to unveil new information about the ancient Biblical manuscripts discovered in the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea....