Friday, August 29, 2008

Dead Sea Scrolls to be available on internet

According to "Joseph Nasr in Jerusalem August 28, 2008 11:45am "
SCIENTISTS in Israel are taking digital photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the 2000-year-old documents available to the public and researchers online.


Israel Antiquities Authority, the custodian of the scrolls that shed light on the life of Jews and early Christians at the time of Jesus, said this week it would take more than two years to complete the project.


For many years after Bedouin shepherds first came upon the scrolls in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947, only a small number of scholars were allowed to view the fragments.
I was puzzled by the comments people left, Read the entire article...
Ben Knight a Middle East correspondent for ABCNews Posted Thu Aug 28, 2008
Writes ""Revealing scrolls online


That is when the idea expanded to put all of the images on the internet where they could be seen and studied by anyone who wanted.


Professor Steven Fassberg is a scrolls expert from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and says every new letter revealed will make a difference. " more..