August 29, 2008

Dead Sea Scrolls go Digital…..

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:49 am by charlesshyblosky

I’m really excited to see this happen.  How cool is this…

During the span of the next 2 years, the Israel Antiquities Authority will digitally photograph and scan every bit of crumbling parchment and papyrus that makes up the scrolls, which include the oldest written record of the Bible’s Old Testament. 

The images eventually will be posted on the Internet for anyone to see.

Here is the link.

“These are the earliest copies of the Bible ever found,” said Pnina Shor, head of treatment and conservation at the Antiquities Authority.

“The Bible is sacred to us and to you and to all the monotheistic religions, and therefore [the scrolls] are national treasures and world treasures, and therefore it is our duty to preserve them at least for 2,000 years more.” 

More about the Dead Sea Scrolls…HERE

1 Comment »

  1. Aaron said,

    Did you know that I saw them in Seattle a few years ago–way cool!

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