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Nine new Dead Sea Scrolls found in storage


Posted on Thursday, 13 March, 2014 | Comment icon 18 comments

The cave in which the scrolls were found. Image Credit: Effi Schweizer
The newly identified penny-sized parchments had been forgotten about for more than six decades.
Considered to be some of the most significant ancient texts ever discovered, the Dead Sea Scrolls are comprised of several hundred documents dating back more than 2,000 years. They were found inside eleven caves in the eastern Judaean Desert between 1946 and 1956.

Now nine more of the scrolls have been identified after being archived and forgotten about within an Israel Antiquities Authority storeroom for the last 60 years. Contained within three phylacteries, the scrolls were rediscovered after scholar Yonatan Adler had them CT scanned to see what was inside.

Experts will now be faced with the difficult task of carefully unrolling the scrolls to find out what's written on them.

"We're going to do it slowly, but we'll first consult with all of our experts about how to go about this," said artifact conservationist Pnina Shor. "We need to do a lot of research before we start doing this."

Source: Fox News | Comments (18)

Tags: Dead Sea Scrolls

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 13 March, 2014, 16:57
ssshhhh......Christians are listening.
Comment icon #10 Posted by pallidin on 13 March, 2014, 17:33
Outstanding . Looking forward to whatever can be recovered and translated.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Harte on 13 March, 2014, 20:59
The Catholic Church has absolutely no control whatsoever over what happens to these scrolls. I have little doubt at all that these scrolls will, like the others, be found to be copies of text already known. Harte
Comment icon #12 Posted by calaf on 13 March, 2014, 23:10
I will be monitoring this story closely to see if the rediscovered scrolls contain words that shake the very foundation of modern Christianity... Do let us know. ...or the text on the scrolls will be filtered through various sources and will be said to contain nothing of interest.
Comment icon #13 Posted by ancient astronaut on 13 March, 2014, 23:33
Speaking of that, what ever happened to the "Gospel according to Judas" that popped up a few years ago? Anyone know? You know they (Catholic Church) squashed that ****. All those apocryphal texts are locked away before the TRUTH gets out and the C.C. has to answer lots of questions to which the answers might probably would cause them to fall.
Comment icon #14 Posted by DieChecker on 14 March, 2014, 3:55
I'm going to agree with Harte. They apparently were located inside ancient phylacterys, which is that little box a orthodox jew will sometimes strap to their forehead. And usually those contain a bit of paper with a single reference. So, there isn't going to be entire books coming out of this, and probably nothing new and undiscovered.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado on 14 March, 2014, 15:40
I'm going to agree with Harte. They apparently were located inside ancient phylacterys, which is that little box a orthodox jew will sometimes strap to their forehead. And usually those contain a bit of paper with a single reference. So, there isn't going to be entire books coming out of this, and probably nothing new and undiscovered. A grocery list? (lol)
Comment icon #16 Posted by third_eye on 14 March, 2014, 15:45
an ancient 'little black book' ~
Comment icon #17 Posted by HURRITT ENYETO on 22 March, 2014, 20:42
We will learn what they want us to learn. Same old, same old. YEY!! First post, WOOT WOOT! Hurritt
Comment icon #18 Posted by DieChecker on 23 March, 2014, 3:21
We will learn what they want us to learn. Same old, same old. YEY!! First post, WOOT WOOT! Hurritt Welcome Hurritt. I guess we'll have to wait and see. If nothing is ever published, we can assume they were mundane.


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