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Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Last edited 23rd January 2018

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel.

Sixty tiny fragments were pieced together over a period of a year, identifying the name of a festival marking the changes between seasons.

It also revealed a second scribe corrected mistakes made by the author.

The 900 scrolls, written by an ancient Jewish sect, have been a source of fascination since they were first discovered in a cave in Qumran in 1947.

The collection is considered the oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible ever found, dating to at least the 4th Century BC.


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