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25 unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls unveiled

By T.K. Randall
October 10, 2016 · Comment icon 22 comments

The cave in which the scrolls were originally found. Image Credit: Effi Schweizer
A selection of never-before-seen Dead Sea Scroll fragments have been published in two new books.
Considered to be some of the most important 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Now a further 25 unpublished scrolls, which were purchased by collectors Martin Schoyen from Norway and Steve Green from the United States, are set to be brought to light for the first time.

The fragments contain writings from the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Ruth, Kings, Micah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Joshua, Judges, Proverbs, Numbers, Psalms, Ezekiel and Jonah.
There are a lot more where these came from too as, according to researchers, dozens of other unrecovered fragments have been appearing on the antiquities market over the last 15 years.

The Israel Antiquities Authority has also indicated that there could be hundreds more being discovered all the time by looters within other caves in the Judean Desert.

It looks as though locating and recovering them all is going to be an almost impossible task.

Source: Live Science | Comments (22)

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Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
I love religions that grade their level of Holiness.  Holy should be Holy, period.  That's the reason Satan went to Hell to rule.  He wasn't high enough on the Holy Pecking Order.   For those of you that watch Lucifer on FOX, there might be some real fun moments with Tricia Helfer playing Lucifer's Mother and God's wife.
Comment icon #14 Posted by White Unicorn 8 years ago
I'm not an expert with the Hebrew  numbers and ciphers, it makes my brain when I saw how in  a Rabbi's book it was worked out!  I think you are thinking along the books or Enoch Calculations of seasons and moons that  were important to crop and determining the Sabbaths.  To me 70 is a number of the world of creation, plus two is Beth the blessing letter which the creation was begun for man. So 72 could be all the forces and aspects of God in the world started by 2 the opposing forces of male and female, good and evil,  think of positive and negative in atoms, or even how the binary codes... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Dark_Grey 8 years ago
Dude that is really cool that you can read ancient Hebrew. So if I took the word "cold", "dloc" would mean "hot"?
Comment icon #16 Posted by White Unicorn 8 years ago
In English it looks silly because dloc isn't a word, but in the oldest Hebrew  some words work just that way because both are actually words of an opposite meaning. I thought it was really cool too! 
Comment icon #17 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
+ 1 ...  Very skeptic about their true intentions also.    
Comment icon #18 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
in fact now if i am thinking straight , they are fake. The Bible says that God watches for His words to be delivered and nothing to be removed or added. So normally if the s were genuine , the addition would have existed already in God's book. The fact isn't indicates forgery, unless whatever they discover has reflections already in the Bible. 
Comment icon #19 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
It does? I mean, it doesn't really matter, since it would still be a circular argument, but I didn't know there was an actual disclaimer like that in the bible.
Comment icon #20 Posted by White Unicorn 8 years ago
I think it was the end of revelations saying that as well as the Torah of the old testament was taken in oral and written commentaries with a standing belief never to copy and change even one letter of it.  Texts of the modern Bible kind of been altered by translations and the inclusion or exclusion of Christian texts. Some of the excluded texts give more understanding of the symbolisms contained in the books that seem the most far fetched to understand.
Comment icon #21 Posted by third_eye 8 years ago
'infallibility' ... ~ Mea Culpa, Me Paenitet, Spoiler “My fault, I'm sorry.”    
Comment icon #22 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
  Reveletion 22:21 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He whi... [More]

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