Google brings the Dead Sea Scrolls online

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah: "The Dead Sea Scrolls are now online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, powered by Google technology."

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  1. This is really cool. I spent a weekend some time ago looking at high-res pictures of Da Vinci notebooks and it makes stereotypically boring history lessons much more interesting.

  2. It’s sad that when something like this happens all I can think of is the conspiracy and prophecy nutjobs that will now have access to this start spewing non-sense derived from this.

  3. In similar news, the Bodleian Library recently scanned original manuscripts of 12 century scholar, Maimonides’ magnum opus, the Mishne Torah:

  4. I think this is excellent. These are the oldest documents in existence of the Old Testament – now for ALL to see. Yes people will make of it what that will, but this is a leveling ground. You can see it for yourself – now if you could just work on your Hebrew . . .

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