Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls

Bible Museum Admits Some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are Fake

WASHINGTON — When Washington’s $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Israeli Scholars Decipher Dead Sea Scroll

JERUSALEM – Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Cave

Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

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Palestinian Authority Demands Israel Give Them Dead Sea Scrolls

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority is preparing to demand that UNESCO force Israel to return the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the Jewish state’s most important archeological treasures and proof of Jewish existence in the land two millennia ago.

A 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

3D Tech Proves Hebrew Bible ‘Unchanged for 2000 Years’

The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.

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WATCH: National Plan To Save Dead Sea Scrolls From Thieves

Arutz Sheva reports: The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is promoting a national plan for comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves, and rescuing the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are among the earliest texts written in the Hebrew language.