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Yesterday, if you wanted to get a glimpse of the oldest known biblical manuscripts, your best bet was to travel to Jerusalem. Today, you can search Google.
Specialists began photographing the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls in 2008 with the intention of making them accessible online. More than three years later, The Israel Museum finally posted digital versions of five scrolls on its website Monday.
The scrolls — which include copies of all but one of the books in the Hebrew Bible — are among the most important significant religious and historical documents in existence. Although large fragments of the scrolls are displayed in The Israel Museum, Israel Antiquities Authority is the collection’s official custodian.
“The project began as a conservation necessity,” the head of the organization’s conservation department told The New York Times at the start of the effort. ...
You no longer need to go to Jerusalem to see the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Google put them online - http://t.co/igDL9YRt