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Breaking News - Israeli scholars decipher Dead Sea Scroll

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Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery.The 60 or more tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been thought to come from a variety of different scrolls.But now academics have found the pieces all fit together to make just one scroll.The document makes reference to a unique 364-day calendar and a festival that marks the changing of the seasons celebrated by an ancient, celibate Jewish sect.WHAT DOES IT SAY? The latest deciphered scroll contains references to the 364-day calendar used by the sect, as opposed to the lunar calendar used in Jewish religious practice today. The scroll identifies the name of a festival that celebrates the changing of the seasons.   The festivals included New Wheat, New Wine and New Oil, which are related to the Jewish festival Shavout and no longer observed in Judaism.  Researchers also identified a festival observed four times a year called Tekufah - which means 'period' in modern-day Hebrew and marks the transition between the seasons. Annotations in the margin from a scribe correcting the author's original work helped them decipher its meaning. Many experts believe the manuscripts of the Dead Sea were written by the celibate Essenes, a dissident Jewish sect that had retreated into the Judaean desert around Qumran and its caves.The Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated scholars and historians since the ancient texts were found around 70 years ago scattered within a series of caves in the West Bank.Eshbal Ratson and Jonathan Ben-Dov from the University of Haifa's Bible studies department found the pieces all fit together after they started examining them just under a year ago.Some of the fragments they had to decipher were smaller than 1cm² (0.15 inch²).'They put it all together and said it was actually one scroll,' said Ilan Yavelberg a university spokesman.A Haifa University statement said that Ratson and Ben-Dov were now working on deciphering the last remaining scroll.Many experts believe the manuscripts of the Dead Sea were written by the celibate Essenes, a dissident Jewish sect that had retreated into the Judaean desert around Qumran and its caves.The theory says the group either wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls or were caretakers of the legal, philosophical and religious documents.The latest deciphered scroll contains references to the 364-day calendar used by the sect, as opposed to the lunar calendar used in Jewish religious practice today.The scroll also identifies the name of a festival that celebrates the changing of the seasons.The festivals included New Wheat, New Wine and New Oil, which are related to the Jewish festival Shavout and no longer observed in Judaism, writes BBC.Researchers also identified a festival observed four times a year called Tekufah - which means 'period' in modern-day Hebrew and marks the transition between the seasons.The parchment a AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5297167/Israeli-scholars-decipher-Dead-Sea-Scroll.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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darren p (2 months ago)
Long live Israel 🇮🇱!!! Shining beacon in the midst of tyrants and dictators.
Hogen Kogen (2 months ago)
Inch= ic c h.. wahahaha robotic
rise above the lies !!! (4 months ago)
The Hebrews were fundamentalist and extremely violent...no way it's the new treatment
AllanBruce (4 months ago)
Lies, they were the Zadok priests, the ancestors of Aaron and the High Priestly line expelled from the Temple and Yahushalayim by the Helenised Jews and Antioch Epiphany 170BCE when he wanted the lunar calendar introduced. They were then marginalised and murdered by the Romans. The calendar is the original Priestly/Yahuah given/Enochian calendar. This is the calendar to use when seeking the Moedym (Feasts and Festivals of Yahuah).
Archer Ponty (4 months ago)
automatic dislike for horrible robot announcer
D. Palm (4 months ago)
Jewish Festivals ARE observed by devout Jews. This is deceptive. Get a Hebrew calendar like you can get at elshaddaiministries.us and see for yourself.
Gibson Rickenbacker (4 months ago)
Broken record needs fixed

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