Friday, March 19, 2021

Archaeology: A New Find Of Dead Sea Scrolls

A new and amazing find of further scroll fragments in Israel.

Fox News: Israeli experts discover new Dead Sea Scrolls

Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden by Jewish refugees during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.

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The newly found fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been radiocarbon-dated to the second century A.D., according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The Qumeran cave complex is extensive, hard to access, and with more finds occurring as it continues to be explored.

The exploration of the cave located on a cliff face, the Cave of Horrors, so named for the many bodies found in it during an earlier exploration, resulted in the find of these scroll fragments. 

In addition to the scroll fragments, and found even deeper in the same cave, was a neolithic woven basket 10,500 years old which is one of the oldest if not the oldest intact woven basket ever found, which is another impressive find.

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