New Project to Piece Together Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments

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Many of the scrolls have remained in fragments…until now…

The Dead Sea Scrolls, a set of ancient Hebrew scrolls containing some of the oldest known copies of biblical texts, shed a lot of light on biblical history when they were discovered in 1947. But many of the scrolls have remained in fragments . . . until now.

Israel on Tuesday announced an ambitious new project aimed at finally piecing together some of the thousands of fragments of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls that have mystified experts since their discovery in the 1940s and 1950s.

The $1.75 million project aims to utilize the latest digital tools to help researchers identify connections between fragments, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. It also involves unprecedented cooperation between key scholars, computer science experts, and archives in Israel and overseas.

Peruse the current collection of digitized Dead Sea Scrolls.


Many of the scrolls have remained in fragments…until now…


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