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Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls digitised in co-project by Israel and Google
Anyone with an internet connection will now be able to take a new look into the Biblical past through an online archive of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls completed by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Google.
The scrolls, most of them on parchment, are the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible and include secular text dating from the third century BC to the first century AD.
IAA, the custodian of the scrolls that shed light on the life of Jews and early Christians at the time of Jesus, said it has collaborated with Google's research and development centre in Israel for the past two and a half years to upload digitised images of thousands of fragments from the collection.
Yossi Matias, the head of Google-Israel R&D centre, described the project launch as "exciting"....
I'm looking forward to seeing and being able to investigate the actual images of the scrolls. What an incredible find these were. They verified almost the entire Bible as remaining unchanged through the years. I think entire scrolls and/or fragments were found for every book except, I think, Esther. I think the hand of God in keeping His living Word accurately preserved throughout thousands of years is nothing less than incredible. Especially when relying on the hands of the scribes to transcribe with accuracy.
This is a very good idea, though the article is quite wrong that the Muhammadans would be interested in it. They say the Jews corrupted the Old Testament, even though The Qur'an is a complete corruption of Scripture .