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Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

The Dead Sea Scrolls have made their way online some 2,000 years after they were written through a partnership between Google and Israel’s national museum.

The important documents are available in searchable, high-resolution images, accompanied by informative videos, background information, and historical data. So far five of the scrolls have been digitized, including the biblical Book of Isaiah, the Temple Scroll, and three others.

Read More: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393579,00.asp#fbid=3xdSg8YhnJr

Scrolls Here: http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/

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Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

The Dead Sea Scrolls have made their way online some 2,000 years after they were written through a partnership between Google and Israel’s national museum.

The important documents are available in searchable, high-resolution images, accompanied by informative videos, background information, and historical data. So far five of the scrolls have been digitized, including the biblical Book of Isaiah, the Temple Scroll, and three others.

Read More: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393579,00.asp#fbid=3xdSg8YhnJr

Scrolls Here: http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/

Thanks Bob looking forward to adding these to my study material. Might play spot the tetragrammaton! :readbible:

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Nice how the English translation doesn't say Jehovah but uses God and HaShem instead.

From Wiki: (It's reliable sometimes ;) )

HaShem

Halakha requires that secondary rules be placed around the primary law, to reduce the chance that the main law will be broken. As such, it is common Jewish practice to restrict the use of the word Adonai to prayer only. In conversation, many Jewish people, even when not speaking Hebrew, will call God "HaShem", השם, which is Hebrew for "the Name" (this appears in Leviticus 24:11). Many Jews extend this prohibition to some of the other names listed below, and will add additional sounds to alter the pronunciation of a name when using it outside of a liturgical context, such as replacing the "h" with a "k" in names of God such as "kel" and "elokim".

While other names of God in Judaism are generally restricted to use in a liturgical context, HaShem is used in more casual circumstances. HaShem is used by Orthodox Jews so as to avoid saying Adonai outside of a ritual context. For example, when some Orthodox Jews make audio recordings of prayer services, they generally substitute HaShem for Adonai; a few others have used Amonai.[4] On some occasions, similar sounds are used for authenticity, as in the movie Ushpizin, where Abonai Elokenu [sic] is used throughout.

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an another article on scrolls...

The Dead Sea Scrolls, the world's oldest known biblical documents, are now available to read online - and simply scrolling over phrases from one of the 2000-year-old scrolls instantly translates them into English.

'It’s taken 24 centuries, the work of archaeologists, scholars and historians, and the Internet to make the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to anyone in the world,' said a post on the official Google blog today. A Google video of the hi-tech process is below

a good readers comment

"As usual, this forum is populated with people who clearly have no idea what they are talking about. These documents effectively HAVE been available for centuries, in the text of the Bible, but the discovery of the scrolls confirmed the fidelity and accuracy of the translation down through the ages. You are entitled not to believe in the God of the Bible, but please find out the first thing about it before you insult perfectly intelligent people who realise that the Bible is so often proven to be historically and genealogically accurate, and therefore is unquestionably one of the greatest treasures we have. The epic of gilgamesh, in fact underscores the veracity of the biblical account, as do the thousands of flood legends worldwide. These copies in question are around 2100 years old, but the ORIGINALS are more like 2,400+ years old. When compared with later masoretic texts, the hebrew bible is textually 95% identical to the scrolls above with the 5% usually down to spelling."

- david, britain, 27/9/2011 15:07

full article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2042048/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-online--mouse-pointer-instantly-translates-English.html

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