Xeni Jardin at 12:37 pm Mon, Sep 26, 2011
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Just in time for Rosh Hashanah: "The Dead Sea Scrolls are now online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, powered by Google technology."
“I see dead sea scrolls.” - The Sick Sense
This is absolutely incredible!!!
What were the Sea Scrolls, and who shot ‘em? [B Cellini, O Wilde]
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.
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.
That is sad.
In similar news, the Bodleian Library recently scanned original manuscripts of 12 century scholar, Maimonides’ magnum opus, the Mishne Torah: http://maimonides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/
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 . . .
i’m betting someone’s going to claim this is a copyright violation of some form or other…
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