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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:50 PM

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library

Source: theaustralian.com-AP

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."

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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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Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
Purveyor Dec 2012 #1
Fearless Dec 2012 #5
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #8
Fearless Dec 2012 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #9
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #6
goclark Dec 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #3
csziggy Dec 2012 #10
Fearless Dec 2012 #4
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #7

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:47 PM

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'.

Indeed!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:34 AM

5. Edit them? Umm... no.

You try editing a 2000 year old document.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:34 AM

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.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:26 PM

11. Well it now has the eyes of the world on it. Feel free to find flaws.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:15 AM

9. The past can always be improved upon ...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:18 AM

6. It's so cute watching people pretend they understand anything about a topic. (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:57 PM

2. Thanks for sharing

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. What? No Bhagavad Gita online?

Disappointed.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:22 AM

10. How do you want the Bhagavad Gita?

In English: http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/index-english.html

Sung in Sanskrit: http://www.bhagavad-gita.us/
(Also sung in English, Hindi, Spanish, French, Gujarati, Arabic at the same link.)
At the same site, you can read it in the original Sanskrit with English translation and commentary.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:34 AM

4. That's amazing!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:25 AM

7. Cool!

Thanks for posting.

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