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New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert
www.haaretz.com ^ | 12-21-2016 | Philippe Bohstrom

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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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; deadsea; deadseascrolls; epigraphyandlanguage; faithandphilosophy; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; holyland; israel; scrolls
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1 posted on 12/23/2016 8:15:27 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

If these items were discovered by moozlums, they would make a bonfire out of them before dynamiting the caves.


2 posted on 12/23/2016 8:29:20 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: Red Badger

It says “don’t forget to drink your ovaltine”.

CC


3 posted on 12/23/2016 8:29:21 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: Red Badger

btt


4 posted on 12/23/2016 8:37:31 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Badger

This is very interesting, I hope to hear more about this...


5 posted on 12/23/2016 8:45:33 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Celtic Conservative
It says “don’t forget to drink your ovaltine”.

A crummy commercial? Son of a .....!

6 posted on 12/23/2016 9:12:32 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees! - Kipling)
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To: hal ogen

Or like the original find - just pick them up willynilly and let the fragments falling off be carried away by the wind ...


7 posted on 12/23/2016 9:29:09 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Red Badger

More evidence that the atheists will ignore.


8 posted on 12/23/2016 9:41:49 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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"...More evidence that the atheists will ignore..."

Hmmm...

I enjoy reading about archeological finds, and the light they can shed on history. I enjoy reading about paleontology, astronomy, geology, biology and most fields of inquiry.

By your comment, should I take the unearthing of a Norse prayer book as "evidence" that Thor exists? My guess would be that you don't think so.
9 posted on 12/23/2016 12:05:44 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (HITLER! There, Zero to Godwin in 5.2 seconds.)
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To: hal ogen

All the more reason for archeologists need to step things up over there.


10 posted on 12/23/2016 12:34:49 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Rebel_Ace

Shouldn’t be guessing.


11 posted on 12/23/2016 1:58:01 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Red Badger

How shortsighted some human beings can be for personal gain.

What history robbers have robbed us of.


12 posted on 04/12/2017 9:43:49 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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Note: this topic is from 12/23/2016. Thanks Red Badger.

13 posted on 11/23/2017 8:17:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: 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.


14 posted on 11/23/2017 9:00:45 AM PST by stockpirate (The GOPe and socialist friends do not fear Americans)
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“I want to read The Gospel of Jesus. “
The Joseph Smith thing? Otherwise, what do you mean?


15 posted on 11/23/2017 11:18:33 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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I'm sure Mohammed dropped them when he visited on his flying horse. Jews never lived there.

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16 posted on 11/23/2017 11:19:46 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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...on his flying horse.

You mean on his drunken ass(?)

17 posted on 11/23/2017 12:17:36 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Red Badger

Would like to know what other language. The only one that I could thinkof is ancient Greek.


18 posted on 11/23/2017 12:53:34 PM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5W)
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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.


19 posted on 11/23/2017 2:42:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: stockpirate

A lot of pre-Pauline Christian stuff was unearthed in Cave 4 at Qumran.


20 posted on 11/23/2017 2:44:47 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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