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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ancient texts found in 'Dead Sea Scroll' Caves

Archaeologists found nine small scrolls containing biblical texts in the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

In 1947 a Bedouin shepherd 
unearthed the first of nearly 
900 texts that would come 
to be known as the Dead 
Sea Scrolls. They were found
in a series of 11 caves near
Qumran, Israel. (Picture from:
Rolls of newly discovered and originated 2,000 years ago it was hidden behind the three-point teffilin skin which is also known as phylacteries, are usually brought by Jewish men.

According to the Italian news agency, Ansa Mediterranean, where it was first removed from the cave in 1950, but it apparently never investigated.

Starting in the 1940s, the remains of more than 900 manuscripts were found in 11 caves near the site of Qumran in the West Bank. This collection Hebrew Bible texts, which came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, included copies of Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah, Kings and Deuteronomy.

"Not every day you can find a chance that a new manuscript.'s Exciting," said Jonathan Adler, one of the archaeologists as reported by LiveScience.
Sections of the Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in 2008. (Picture from: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/)
Nine new documents that have not been fully studied yet clear what is written in it. Adler announced his findings at an international conference of Qumran and the Dead Sea in Lugano, Switzerland.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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