Burned Mystery Scroll, Digitally Unraveled, Proves That the Bible is Unchanged for 2,000 Years
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Sep 22, 2016
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"This is quite amazing for us. In 2,000 years, this text has not changed. It can't be coincidental that the synagogue in Ein Gedi that was burned in the sixth century housed an early scroll whose text was completely identical with medieval texts." -Emmanuel Tov
(Israel)—[Breaking Israel News] This week, incredible cutting-edge technology allowed archaeologists to finally read the contents of a burned 1,500-year-old scroll found near the Dead Sea in 1970. The remarkable discovery of verses from the Book of Leviticus, which matched, letter for letter, the Hebrew text still in use today, is the first instance of one of the Five Books of Moses ever found in a Holy Ark. (Image courtesy of the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, IAA. Photo: S. Halevi/via Science Advances)
On Wednesday, researchers in Kentucky and Jerusalem announced in the Science Advances journal the success of new technology called 'virtual unwrapping.' A complicated and difficult process based on the technology used in medical CT scans, researchers said it "represents a significant leap forward in the field of manuscript recovery, conservation, and analysis." (Image via Science Advances)
The technique allowed scientists to read the Ein Gedi Scroll, a charred, ancient parchment discovered in an ancient destroyed synagogue on the shores of the Dead Sea more than forty years ago which has sat on a shelf...
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