Posts Tagged ‘Dead sea scrolls’

Dead Sea Scrolls at museum are forgeries

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Sixteen fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Washington DC Museum of the Bible are forgeries, the museum has discovered. The fragments have been on exhibit at the museum since its opening in 2017. The scroll fragments were purchased after 2002, when counterfeits of artifacts believed to be part of the 1947 Dead Sea Discovery Read more

Five Dead Sea scrolls are forgeries

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Five of the Dead Sea scrolls on display at the Washington, DC-based Museum of the Bible are forgeries, experts say. Until the forgeries were exposed, the scroll fragments were considered among the most valuable and historically significant items in the museum’s collection. The museum says a German testing company has concluded the fragments on display Read more

Early copy of Ten Commandments on public display

Friday, May 29th, 2015

One of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments is making a rare public appearance. For 14 days over the next seven months, the Ten Commandments scroll called 4Q41 will be shown at the Israel Museum. It is part of an exhibit called “A Brief History of Humankind”. This copy of the commandments was Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don’t even need to leave your home to see them. Orchestrated under the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) with support from Google, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free, online archive comprised of thousands of high resolution fragments. History, now, is Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls online

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls written two thousand years ago and found decades ago in desert caves, went online for the first time time in a project launched by Israel’s national museum and Google. Five of the most important scrolls have been made available by the custodians of the manuscripts, who have been previously criticized for Read more

Flash flood uncovers earliest Christian writings

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The possession of possibly the earliest Christian writings in existence is being disputed. Apparently only discovered around six years ago, these books have the potential to change the fundamental understandings of Christianity. The group of 70 or so books, with between 5 and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings were located inside a northern Jordanian cave sometime Read more