Skip to comments.New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert
Posted on 12/23/2016 8:15:27 AM PST by Red Badger
New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in the Cave of the Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel, in a salvage excavation by Israeli authorities. The pieces are small and the writing on them is too faded to make out without advanced analysis. At this stage the archaeologists aren't even sure if they're written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic or another language.
The most important thing that can come out of these fragments is if we can connect them with other documents that were looted from the Judean Desert, and that have no known provenance," says Dr. Uri Davidovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among the scientists investigating the caves.
In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd tossing a stone into a cave in the vicinity of Qumran heard the sound of an earthenware jar cracking, which led to what some have called the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Upon crawling inside, he found the first of what came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Cave of the Skulls, named for seven human skulls and other skeletal remains, discovered by Prof. Yohanan Aharoni in 1960, is part of the Large Cave Complex, a series of naturally occurring spaces atop a steep cliff on the northern bank of Tze'elim Stream, in the southern part of the desert. The site is in one of the starkest areas of the Judean Desert.
The complex also includes the Cave of the Arrows, where the extraordinarily arid conditions preserved a dozen 30-inch-long reed arrow shafts for approximately 1,800 years, as well as iron arrowheads; and the Cave of the Scrolls where the earliest known documents from the time of the Bar Kokhba revolt were unearthed by archaeologists.
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If these items were discovered by moozlums, they would make a bonfire out of them before dynamiting the caves.
It says “don’t forget to drink your ovaltine”.
This is very interesting, I hope to hear more about this...
A crummy commercial? Son of a .....!
Or like the original find - just pick them up willynilly and let the fragments falling off be carried away by the wind ...
More evidence that the atheists will ignore.
All the more reason for archeologists need to step things up over there.
Shouldn’t be guessing.
How shortsighted some human beings can be for personal gain.
What history robbers have robbed us of.
Note: this topic is from 12/23/2016. Thanks Red Badger.
I want to read The Gospel of Jesus. The record of his teachings during his 40 days before his ascension. The most important document of his time on earth. I’ll bet the Catholic Church has a copy.
“I want to read The Gospel of Jesus. “
The Joseph Smith thing? Otherwise, what do you mean?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I'm sure Mohammed dropped them when he visited on his flying horse. Jews never lived there.
You mean on his drunken ass(?)
Would like to know what other language. The only one that I could thinkof is ancient Greek.
Probably the cave the Bedouins first looted and brought the initial find to light. Due to some Israeli heavy-handedness, they ran away and refused to cooperate with Israeli archaeologists, instead selling most of the scrolls to some Franciscan monks, in whose possession they remained until 1967, when the IDF took possession of the Rockefeller Museum, and let Israeli architects set up shop there. The rest of the scrolls and fragments, in the hands of the Biblical College remained under wraps until 1992, when someone published photographs or micro fische. Don’t recall the details.
A lot of pre-Pauline Christian stuff was unearthed in Cave 4 at Qumran.
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