Skip to comments.New Texts Found in Caves That Yielded Dead Sea Scrolls
Posted on 03/03/2014 1:25:38 PM PST by Renfield
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....
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So what do the texts say?
Ok let’s save the mystery here what they will say...There was no divine Jesus, Jesus was merely a prophet and a disclaimer written in Aramaic in the scolls...”Do not believe the bible either Old or New testament, you are your own Gods and free to make God in your own image...oh and do not judge anyone who does anything immoral or dangerous”.
What is going on in my head? I read the title backwards and it came out “Dead Sea Scrolls Found In Caves In Texas”!
I think I have been watching too much of that new program on TV “America Unearthed”.
LOL...I really needed a good laugh today. Thanks!
"OMG, LOL! BRB"
That’s got to be one of the worst shows on television and that Scott Wolter guy is ridiculous.
they found RARE 2,000 year old folders with wcrolls in them and waited 64 years to open them?????? makes sense to me!!
My question is why did they wait since the 1950’s to look at this stuff?
According to the article, they haven't had experts read and translate them yet. But it says they were found inside tefilin (phylacteries). If so, they probably contain the same texts that Orthodox Jews have traditionally placed inside tefilin, per the rules in the Talmud: Exodus 13:1-16, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, and Deuteronomy 11:13-21.
If my guess is right, these are very old texts but tell us nothing we don't already know. If something else is on these parchments, and they are indeed from tefilin, then it shows that there were variant traditions in Second Temple times before the Talmud formalized the rules for tefilin. Which would be a significant finding in the history of Jewish religion, but probably still not that important to non-Jews.
If I had to guess, no one realized that these phylacteries still had parchment inside of them.
Phylacteries (tefilin) are leather boxes attached to leather straps which Orthodox Jews wear on their arm and forehead during morning prayers. Inside the boxes are small parchment scrolls with passages from the Bible written on them.
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