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New Texts Found in Caves That Yielded Dead Sea Scrolls
Live Science ^ | 3-3-2014 | Megan Gannon

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; deadseascrolls; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; israel; letshavejerusalem; phylacteries; phylactery; tefillin; tefillincases
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 1:25:38 PM PST by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 03/03/2014 1:26:12 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

3 posted on 03/03/2014 1:26:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Renfield

So what do the texts say?


4 posted on 03/03/2014 1:30:39 PM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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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”.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 1:31:24 PM PST by pburgh01
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To: joseph20
So what do the texts say?

"People of the future, beware of the evil thing to come into your midst. It is called Oh Bah Mah."
6 posted on 03/03/2014 1:33:39 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Renfield

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”.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 1:34:42 PM PST by Ditter
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To: dfwgator; Renfield

8 posted on 03/03/2014 1:35:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: dfwgator

LOL...I really needed a good laugh today. Thanks!


9 posted on 03/03/2014 1:44:15 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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10 posted on 03/03/2014 1:47:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: joseph20
So what do the texts say?

"OMG, LOL! BRB"

11 posted on 03/03/2014 1:49:35 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Ditter

That’s got to be one of the worst shows on television and that Scott Wolter guy is ridiculous.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 1:50:19 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Renfield

they found RARE 2,000 year old folders with wcrolls in them and waited 64 years to open them?????? makes sense to me!!


13 posted on 03/03/2014 1:52:10 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: Renfield

Interesting


14 posted on 03/03/2014 1:53:46 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: pburgh01

My question is why did they wait since the 1950’s to look at this stuff?


15 posted on 03/03/2014 1:54:24 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SunkenCiv

PING


16 posted on 03/03/2014 1:55:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: joseph20
So what do the texts say?
FYI IN RL DO A RAK. TTYL F2F.
17 posted on 03/03/2014 1:57:27 PM PST by tarpit
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To: joseph20
So what do the texts say?

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.

18 posted on 03/03/2014 2:02:33 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
My question is why did they wait since the 1950’s to look at this stuff?

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.

19 posted on 03/03/2014 2:05:50 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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One of the texts was somewhat damaged but most of it was translated successfully.

Here I sit
Brokenhearted
Tried to (obscure)
But only (obscure)

20 posted on 03/03/2014 2:12:43 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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