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Sep 27, 2011 18:02
Category: Religious News

Israel - Dead Sea Scrolls

     JERUSALEM (AP) - Two thousand years after they were written and
decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the
world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls can now be examined by anyone with a
computer.
     Israel's national museum and Google have put five scrolls online
including the Bible's Book of Isaiah, and Google's technology
allows them to be searched for specific passages and translated
into English.
     The originals are kept in a secured vault in a Jerusalem
building constructed specifically to house the scrolls. Access
requires at least three different keys, a magnetic card and a
secret code.
     The five scrolls viewable online are among those purchased by
Israeli researchers between 1947 and 1967 from antiquities dealers,
having first been found by Bedouin shepherds in the Judean Desert.