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What do you say about the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Asked by seVen (3467points) August 30th, 2008 from iPhone
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AstroChuck's avatar

They are scrolls found near the dead sea?

gailcalled's avatar

Very little.

willbrawn's avatar

I believe they are about a people that left Jerusalem to keep themselves pure in doctrine but ended up apostates because they didn’t have revelation.

JackAdams's avatar

What appears to be interesting about them is that there are so many of them, and Hebrew scholars are still, to this day, examining them and revising what they previously thought were “correct” translations of them.

The one thing that disappoints me about the translations of them, is that the individual authors of the various tracts are either not being revealed to the public, or cannot be revealed, due to the fact that they did not identify themselves in the tracts, due to humility, humbleness or modesty, about being forever identified with such holy words.

August 30, 2008, 5:07 PM EDT

loser's avatar

Not a great read…

marinelife's avatar

There was some fantastic news recently that the scroll fragments are going to be digitized and made available online for scholars and others to see directly. I think that is magnificent and a great use of the Web.

“Israeli and American scientists are bringing the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible into the 21st century. They’re digitally reproducing the Dead Sea Scrolls online.

The ancient manuscripts containing almost the entire Hebrew Bible date back more than 2,000 years. They are widely considered to be one of the most important archaeological finds ever. They were discovered accidentally by a Bedouin shepherd looking for a stray sheep in 1947.

The Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that reproducing the thousands of scroll fragments will take about five years.

Special imaging cameras are being used to record the priceless manuscripts without damaging them. ”

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