Newly discovered caves may hold more Dead Sea Scrolls

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(Worthy News) - Archaeologists believe a pair of recently discovered caves at the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found may contain additional religious texts from antiquity.

Though no new manuscripts have yet been unearthed in the newly discovered caves at Qumran, archaeologists have discovered a number of objects indicating scrolls were stored there, among them jars, wrappings, and possible scroll fragments.

“The significance of this discovery involves the new evidence it provides that the caves south of Qumran represent sealed loci, despite the attempts by Bedouin to loot these sites,” Price and Gutfeld wrote in an abstract to a paper for the American Schools for Oriental Research.

Though no new manuscripts have yet been unearthed in the newly discovered caves at Qumran, archaeologists have discovered a number of objects indicating scrolls were stored there, among them jars, wrappings, and possible scroll fragments. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Newly discovered caves may hold more Dead Sea Scrolls”

  1. That may not be so sad, Bill. Christian theologians do not understand the complexities of the Hebrew thought from the days when these Qumran texts were written. It takes Hebrew scholars to make sense of these. Christian scholars working WITH them would be nice. Out of just such an arrangement, the understanding of the phrase "works of the law" was redefined from the context received from from the first set of Dead Sea Scrolls. That new understanding sets the Church's general and decades-old teachings against Torah on its ear. Christian scholars on their own could not have arrived at that conclusion. Let's see what happens.

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