Black Spirituality Religion : PUBLICATION OF DEAD SEA SCROLLS COMPLETED

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The modern technology of e-mail and laser printing speeded up the publication of complete volumes of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the archeological finds of the 20th century, scholars said on Thursday.

The scrolls and fragments - providing insights into what the Hebrew Bible looked like 2,000 years ago - were discovered in caves between 1947 and 1956 on the shores of the Dead Sea, and the decades since have been spent in painstaking and controversial research and conservation for their eventual publication.

Professor Emmanuel Tov, editor-in-chief of an international committee on the Dead Sea Scrolls, announced the publication of 37 large-sized volumes at a news conference in the New York Public Library. He added that an additional 15 volumes were also ready for publication. "Modern technology was very important to our team," said Tov, who has headed the project since 1990. "We decided to make the camera copies ourselves, e-mail was absolutely necessary and I could not have done this in 10 years without e-mail."

Tov said he worked in a small office at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with desktop computers and laser printers. Digital photography and multispectral imaging enabled scholars to read what was not previously visible on the fragments.

The volumes of scrolls, translated from writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin dating from 250 B.C. to 70 A.D., were published by Oxford University Press under the title Discoveries in the Judean Desert. "I'm pleased to be able to announce to you that the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been completed," Tov said in remarks that he will also deliver Monday in Denver, CO at a conference of the Society of Biblical Literature. "After 54 years of excitement, expectation, tribulation, much criticism and a little praise, with the help of inspiration and even more perspiration, publication has been finalized."

Ten years ago, the end of the project was far from completion because the Scrolls were under the control of a handful of scholars who were reluctant to share them. Under Tov and the Israel Antiquities Authority the pace quickened. Hundreds of the documents were found near the Dead Sea, the best known are the Qumran Scrolls which were discovered in 11 caves near the ruins of an ancient settlement at Qumran, 9 miles south of Jericho, which is now part of the West Bank.

Reading of the Scrolls did not shake Judaism or Christianity, as some scholars had anticipated, but there was debate over the years over why they did not mention Jesus Christ. Tov explained that it was probably too early for Jesus to appear in the literature. "Don't forget that all the Scrolls written prior to the year zero could not have mentioned him," Tov said. "So you are left only with the scrolls from zero to around 70. Then don't forget the New Testament itself was not written in the year zero or the year one, or two but the first writings were in the middle of the first century so it wasn't yet written up."

One of the Scrolls, containing a Hebrew song of Thanksgiving, was dedicated in New York Thursday to "Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and the Great City of New York" to commemorate heroism in response to the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

"The Scrolls are of enormous historical value not only to scholars but to those of us who feel that history is prolonged, to give us the opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of people 2,000 years ago and that we have to look at the world in a new light every day," said Richard Sheirer, director of the mayor's Office of Emergency Management, accepting the Scroll on behalf of the city.


Copyright 2001 Reuters News Service.
 

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Re: The Dead Sea Scrolls...

The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most important religious discovery in many centuries. They will completely change the traditional understanding of the Bible, because the Scrolls will account for the 18 years (i.e., from age 12 to 30) missing in the life of Jesus the Christ, and offer new light on the period just preceding his birth in 7 BC...
 

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it only varifies one book

The Qumron scrolls only varifies one book in the Old testament and that is the book of Daniel. The scrolls is word for word like the book of Daniel.

One of the Qumron scroll is that of the Copper scroll,which is connected to Akenaten.
 

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Sopdet:

"The Qumron scrolls only varifies one book in the Old testament and that is the book of Daniel. The scrolls is word for word like the book of Daniel.

One of the Qumron scroll is that of the Copper scroll,which is connected to Akenaten."


The correct spelling is "Qumran"...and "verifies" instead of "varifies." Have you read them? I read your thread re: the Copper Scroll and its connection to the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaten (correct spelling). Very informative...thanks for posting it...

"The Scrolls are of enormous historical value not only to scholars but to those of us who feel that history is prolonged, to give us the opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of people 2,000 years ago and that we have to look at the world in a new light every day."

(Richard Sheirer, accepting the Dead Sea Scrolls on behalf of the city.)
 

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who exactly came across the Dead Sea Scolls. I honestly don't think it will enlighten any of us fully if it's in the wrong hands. Religion and understanding is already screwed up enough.
 

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