NASA tech reveals hidden script in Dead Sea Scrolls fragments
04 May, 2018, 07:17 | Author: Sidney Guerrero
Hundreds of small fragments stored in boxes of cigars have been studied in recent years by Dr. Oren Ableman, and today are being exhibited at the worldwide symposium that celebrates the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the thousand-year-old Qumran Scrolls.
The identification of new letters and words provides new data for the study of the scrolls.
Fragments have also been discovered from The Temple Scroll, the longest of all the Dead Sea Scrolls and gives information on how to properly conduct Temple services. Previously, there were only two copies of the Temple Scroll; the fragment makes three.
New fragments of writing on the Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered with the help of new imaging techniques.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include tends of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments (file photo), contain parts of what is now known as the Hebrew Bible.
Researchers examining tiny fragments of the text with imaging technology built by Nasa found hidden letters invisible to the naked eye.
The Israel Antiquities Authority showed fragments at a conference entitled "The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy". He examined a few dozen fragments that were discovered in "Cave 11" near Qumran, and was excited to discover traces of ink on many fragments that initially appeared blank.
Although only a few letters survived in these small fragments, sometimes this was enough to reconstruct the text.
The 2,000-year-old fragments belonging to cave number 11 of the Qumran complex were stored in cigar boxes because "the archaeologists of the 1950s (when the manuscripts were discovered) used the cigar boxes as tupperware", Ableman to the newspaper The Times of Israel.
New fragments were discovered and identified from the Books of Deuteronomy, Leviticus and Jubilees, belonging to scrolls that scholars were already familiar with.
Hidden in 12 caves 2,000 years ago in Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea - dating to the Second Temple period - some of the scrolls and scroll fragments have been hard to read. The new fragment preserves part of the beginning of Psalm 147:1.
"What was exciting about this particular fragment is that I could tell that the handwriting was not identical to other fragments of this type of script.That leads me to believe we are dealing with a manuscript that we didn't know about". This raises the possibility that it belonged to a still unknown manuscript.
Girls are already allowed to be in the Cub Scouts. "So, Boy Scouts is admitting girls and won't be called Boy Scouts anymore". The Boy Scouts of America has lost about a third of its members since 2000, which now stands at about 2.3 million.
The company exceeded analyst expectations in per-share earnings and revenues , lifting shares in after-hours trading. The iPhone gained share in the quarter based on IDC's latest estimates for the global smartphone market.
Although stocks are below the level they were at last year, they are still higher than the five-year average for the region. These impacts on the oil market, as well as Venezuela's significantly lowered output, have caused prices to rise globally.
The company's stock had a trading volume of 8,141,197 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,333,641. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has invested 0.18% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM).
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation later confirmed the vehicle-born explosive device wounded eight of its service members. AFP said Marai died in a blast that struck journalists who had rushed to the scene of the earlier suicide attack.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to the accord but admitted that it needed strengthening. Technically, Trump must decide by May 12 whether to renew "waivers" suspending some of the USA sanctions on Iran.
The stock of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Morgan Stanley. Antero Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, and develops midstream energy assets.The company has $5.01 billion market cap.
Sainsburys have claimed the proposed deal would not lead to store closures or job losses , and would see consumer prices fall. The combined network will include more than 2,800 of Sainsbury's , Asda and Argos stores along with several retail websites.
Arsene Wenger Receives Gift From Alex Ferguson, Man U
I love playing centre midfield and to do that for Arsenal at Manchester United in the Premier League is a dream come true. Fellaini, 30, is out of contract at the end of the season, but Mourinho is confident that a new deal will be agreed.
UK: 450000 women missed out on breast cancer test
Those aged 72 and over will be given access to a helpline offering clinical advice about whether or not a screen is appropriate. He announced an independent review and apologised "wholeheartedly and unreservedly" to the women and their families.
Xiaomi launches Mi Music and Mi Video in India
For these apps, Xiaomi has partnered several content partners in India to make available music and video content to users. Xiaomi revealed that it has seven million daily active users on its Mi Music app, which is a part of MIUI stock ROM.