The Dead Sea Scrolls on Google

The Dead Seas Scrolls are now available on Google.

It’s taken 24 centuries, the work of archaeologists, scholars and historians, and the advent of the Internet to make the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to anyone in the world. Today, as the new year approaches on the Hebrew calendar, we’re celebrating the launch of the Dead Sea Scrolls online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem powered by Google technology.


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  • orange

    Thanks for the link :) I remember visiting the scrolls in 96′ and how amazing it was to read a copy of Isaiah 53 that dates to before 200BC.

  • Irony, much?

    I enjoyed this website very much. Did you think it was created by the leftwing ninny brigade? Just wondering, because they use the terms CE and BCE throughout.

    I guess when archeologists do it, it’s allowed, but when it’s the BBC, it’s political correctness gone mad.

    • Kimbo

      “Did you think it was cre­ated by the left­wing ninny brigade? Just won­der­ing, because they use the terms CE and BCE throughout”.

      More likely because they are Jewish.

      • More irony

        Kimbo, Jews have a calendar all of their very own.

        The reason the dead sea scrolls site uses the terms BCE and CE is because this is common form among achaeologists and other academics, whatever their religion.

        I’m glad there wasn’t a site like this when decimal currency or the metric system came about, as you would all be speculating about the Marxist conspiracy in there, too.

  • diabolos

    Then it may mean the BBC may be correct in their viewpoint. Good observation IronyMuch.

    Not everyone is Christian I guess. I dont think you will find many here describing the Israelis as left wing or ninnies – or unworthy of respect and note – or PC in any way shape or form – however i understand there is a leftwing element to Israeli society. Perhaps that may become more evident given the continuing global economic crisis – from what i’ve seen (on Al Jazeera etc) many average Israelis cant afford to live in Israel now.