Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Rare Scrolls Identified

Through the use of the latest space-age technology, three ancient scrolls have been identified as containing verses from the Old Testament.

According to an article from Discovery News posted on DiscoveryChannel.com, two fragments from a 2,000-year-old parchment scroll found in the Judean Desert contain verses from . . . the book of Leviticus.

It was also revealed that two silver scrolls, which were found in a cave near Jerusalem in 1979, have been examined by using these new processes and were found to have printed on them Numbers 6:24-26, a commonly used benediction: "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."

These silver scrolls, which were likely worn around the neck as amulets, date back to the seventh century B.C., making them the earliest known items in existence to quote Bible verses. They are 400 years older than any of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Hat tip to News! For Christians.

2 Comments:

At Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:32:00 AM, Blogger Tyler F. Williams said...

YOu may want to check out my blog entires on the Leviticus scroll discovery:

http://biblical-studies.ca/blog/2005/07/new-picture-of-leviticus-scroll.html

 
At Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:19:00 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thanks for the info Tyler.

 

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