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  • I've been to the Dead Sea and i couldn't find any! ;)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls exist. They are not frauds. http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/
  • Yes, and many people have seen them and studied them but you can't just be anybody. They are very protected. Most of them are in a place called Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. They have been carbon dated by scientists. Most of them seem to have been written before Jesus' birth and just after. There are over 800 scrolls having beenf ound and they are still looking for more.
  • They were supposedly found in some forgotten cave by a shepherd boy while looking for a missing goat. Some of the scrolls have been published and they are in such a style of Hebrew that it isn't very likely that it is fraud considering the fragments found and such. Also with carbon dating it has been found most pieces they have tested are from between the middle of the 2nd century BCE and the 1st century CE. At least one document has a carbon date range of 21 BCE–61 CE. Unless people found old pieces of scrolls and rewrote what was on them it isn't very likely that they are fake.
  • Yes, they exist and I ccould pop into the bookshop across the road and get the Penguin edition of the translation in a few minutes if I wanted to...
  • Yes, they exist and I ccould pop into the bookshop across the road and get the Penguin edition of the translation in a few minutes if I wanted to...
  • The dead sea scrolls exist & as far as I know are legit documents. They compass several different topics as far as I know. The Jewish Torah is part of that collection.
  • I've seen the dead sea scrolls in a museum. I wouldn't doubt their authenticity.
  • Yes they exist, are excepted as legitimate and have been safeguarded by some very dedicated professionals. Here is some information on them: “In the years following the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, various publications were produced that made the initial finds readily available to scholars around the world. But the thousands of fragments from one of the caves, known as Cave 4, were far more problematic. These were in the hands of a small international team of scholars set up in East Jerusalem (then part of Jordan) at the Palestine Archaeological Museum. No Jewish or Israeli scholars were included in this team. The team developed a policy of not allowing access to the scrolls until they published the official results of their research. The number of scholars on the team was kept to a set limit. When a team member died, only one new scholar would be added to replace him. The amount of work demanded a much larger team, and in some cases, greater expertise in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic. James VanderKam put it this way: “Tens of thousands of fragments were more than eight experts, however skilled, could handle.” With the Six-Day War in 1967, East Jerusalem and its scrolls came under Israeli jurisdiction, but no policy change for the scroll research team was instituted. As the delay in publishing the scrolls from Cave 4 extended from years to decades, an outcry was heard from a number of scholars. In 1977, Professor Geza Vermes of Oxford University called it the academic scandal par excellence of the 20th century. Rumors started to spread that the Catholic Church was deliberately hiding information from the scrolls that would be devastating to Christianity. In the 1980’s, the team was finally expanded to 20 scholars. Then, in 1990, under the direction of its newly appointed editor in chief, Emanuel Tov, of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the team was further expanded to over 50 scholars. A strict schedule was set up for publishing all the scholarly editions of the remaining scrolls. A real breakthrough came unexpectedly in 1991. First, A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls was published. This was put together with computer assistance based on a copy of the team’s concordance. Next, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, announced that they would make available for any scholar their complete set of photographs of the scrolls. Before long, with the publication of A Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls, photographs of the previously unpublished scrolls became easily accessible.” The Dead Sea Scrolls help us to a degree to understand the context of Jewish life during the time that Jesus preached. They provide comparative information for the study of ancient Hebrew and the Bible text Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures were from about the ninth and tenth centuries C.E. Could these manuscripts truly be relied upon as faithful transmissions of God’s Word, since the writing of the Hebrew Scriptures was completed well over one thousand years earlier? Professor Julio Trebolle Barrera, a member of the international team of editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, states: “The Isaiah Scroll [from Qumran] provides irrefutable proof that the transmission of the biblical text through a period of more than one thousand years by the hands of Jewish copyists has been extremely faithful and careful. This treasure trove of Biblical scrolls and fragments provides an excellent basis for studying the transmission of the Hebrew Bible text. The Dead Sea Scrolls have confirmed the value of both the Septuagint and the Samaritan Pentateuch for textual comparison. They provide an additional source for Bible translators to consider for possible emendations to the Masoretic text. In a number of cases, they confirm decisions by the New World Bible Translation Committee to restore Jehovah’s name to places where it had been removed from the Masoretic text” Some quotes from the February 15th 2001 Watchtower Magazine.
  • "The Dead Sea scrolls (Hebrew: מגילות ים המלח) comprise roughly 850 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea) in the West Bank. The texts are of great religious and historical significance, as they include practically the only known surviving copies of Biblical documents made before AD 100, and preserve evidence of considerable diversity of belief and practice within late Second Temple Judaism." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_sea_scrolls There existence and age is indiscutable. Further information: http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/Library/library.html http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/ http://www.centuryone.com/25dssfacts.html http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Resources/Texts/dss.html
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