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Google & Israel put
Dead Sea Scrolls online

Jewish News One [Brussels, Belgium], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/19/2012 10:36:24 PM

Technology giant Google has teamed up with the Israeli Antiquities Authority to create a fascinating online version of the 2,000 year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, which includes high resolution images of the Ten Commandments, which up to until now had been viewable by just five people. Israel Antiquities Authority DG Shuka Dorfman: “Only five conservators worldwide are authorised to handle the Dead Sea scrolls. As of today, everyone around the globe will be able to touch the scrolls on-screen.” Users of the website - www.deadseascrolls.org.il – will be able to look at and read the ancient scroll

Something to do on a cold, rainy day. Modern technology can be a good thing.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/19/2012 10:39:06 PM     (No. 9075410)

How wonderful, how wonderful! Thank you Israel! for (a) Writing this stuff! (b) Sharing it! This is so so cool.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/20/2012 12:10:50 AM     (No. 9075486)

I saw the Dead Sea Scrolls when they were on display at the Chicago Field Museum. It´s beyond humbling knowing that I was looking at something that could have been touched by John the Baptist or maybe even Jesus Himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: asu86pe, 12/20/2012 1:25:23 AM     (No. 9075526)


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/20/2012 1:35:14 AM     (No. 9075530)

How awesome! This will give the Palestinians the opportunity to use the Dead Sea Scrolls as virtual toilet paper.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pliades, 12/20/2012 6:16:46 AM     (No. 9075635)

Play nice...children.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/20/2012 10:07:53 AM     (No. 9076016)

Sorry, I don´t have time to review them yet. I am busy using Google Earth to map out the Seven Lost Cities of the Incas.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/20/2012 12:26:49 PM     (No. 9076249)

I read about this years ago and I thought they were available then - maybe they just finished taking photos.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/20/2012 1:27:29 PM     (No. 9076328)

Actually mega thrilling. In addition to the scrolls, there are thousands of jigsaw-puzzle-like pieces. Although they´ve been pored over by many linguistic and paleo-biblio experts for decades, now people from all over the world will try to figure out how pieces fit together,--- and some of will probably succeed.

This is wonderful. NOthing can stop the Word of the Lord.

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