Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:50 PM
Omaha Steve (65,304 posts)
Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library
MORE than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - and thousands of years after they were written - Israel has put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google.
The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century BC.
Israeli officials said this is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts - often criticised for allowing them to be monopolised by small circles of scholars - to make them broadly available.
"Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls," said Shuka Dorfman, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority. "Now, everyone can touch the scroll on screen around the globe."
FULL story at link.
Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/google-launches-dead-sea-scrolls-online-library/story-e6frgcjx-1226540428829
A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem. Source: AP
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:47 PM
Purveyor (29,433 posts)
1. After "MORE than six decades"? So it took them THAT long to edit them to conform to their
agendas and present to the unwashed 'masses'.
Response to Fearless (Reply #5)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:34 AM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
8. A 2000 year document
some of which is in fragments. Even fragments have digitally recorded for the benefit of scholars who devote their time to piecing them together sometimes using only the pen strokes of the Hebrew letters to identify the author.
Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:22 AM
csziggy (22,571 posts)