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Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Available Online
2012-12-18 13:31:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is an amazing thing, opening up the doors to countless libraries and allowing for the travel to countless destinations. Today, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority have partnered up to remind us all of just how amazing it is to live in the information age. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain the earliest known biblical documents and, as such, carry an immense religious significance all across the world. These...

2011-10-18 20:37:08

TAU researchers use computers to reassemble the world's largest medieval library A well-known collection of historical texts, the Cairo Genizah is one of the most valuable sources of primary documents for medieval historians and religious scholars. The 350,000 fragments found in the Genizah include not only religious texts, but also social and commercial documents, dating from the 9th to 19th century. But the collection is scattered among 70 institutions worldwide, including libraries in...

Google Digitizes Dead Sea Scrolls
2011-09-26 12:29:16

   Google Inc. has digitized the Dead Sea Scrolls in a new project alongside the Israel Museum to help offer high-resolution images of the biblical texts. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known biblical manuscripts and were written around the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. The authors who wrote the scrolls hid them in caves along the shore of the Dead Sea around 70 A.D.  They were discovered between 1947 and 1956. The manuscripts will...


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