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  • Dead Sea Scrolls
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    The Dead Sea Scrolls In 1947 in a cave near the Dead sea in the Jordan Desert, a fifteen year old boy chased after one of his goats that wandered off. This boy's name was Muhammad adh-Dhi b. While going after his goat, the boy stumbled upon perhaps the greatest religious discovery of the modern era. Inside the cave, he found broken jars that contained scrolls written in a strange language, wrapped in linen cloth and leather. These scrolls would later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This fi...
  • Much Of Israel's Desert
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    "Israel is a country in southwestern Asia. It lies at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt borders it on the southwest, Jordan in the east, Syria on the north. The total area of Israel is about 20,700 square kilometers (about 8,000 square miles). Israel stretches north to south to a maximum length of about 420 kilometers, from east to west it varies from 16 to 115 kilometers". Encarta Israel has a diversity of landforms. "The highest areas are found in the mountainous regions in the ...
  • Essenes To The Community At Qumran
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    Qumran, The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls Preamble " The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our God stands forever" Isaiah 40.8"Mohammed Dib, a Bedouin shepherd of the T'Amireh tribe" (Keller, 1957,401) could not have known that he would be the person who, in 1947, would bring to bear the words of Isaiah 40.8 This shepherd boy had been clambering around the clefts and gullies of a rock face on Wadi Qumran, north of the Dead Sea hoping to find one of his lost lambs. Thinking th...
  • Four Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts
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    The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Complete Story On the western shore of the Dead Sea, about 8 miles south from Jericho, lies a complex of mines known as Khirbet Qumran. It occupies one of the lowest parts of the earth, on the fringe of the hot dried waste wilderness of the Judaea. Members of an ancient Jewish community, the Essenes, hurried out one day and in secrecy climbed the nearby cliffs in order to hide away their precious scrolls in 11 caves, now called The Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls...
  • Essenes And Sadducees
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    BEYOND THE DEAD SEA: THE ESSENES AND THE QUMRAN COMMUNITY To paraphrase the Bobby Darin pop hit, "Somewhere, beyond the Dead Sea, there's a religion waiting for me". There was a serious lack of documentation on Judaism practices prior to the birth of Christ, which made understanding the reasons behind the emergence of Christianity even more complex. Then, in 1947, while a young Arab boy, Muhammad ed-Dhi b, was throwing stones at a cave, breaking a jar with one, therein were contained the complet...
  • Important Dead Sea Scrolls Date
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    Introduction to the Glossary of Terms Go to Glossary Quick Index A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, XYZ, This Glossary contains specialized terms for both scroll scholarship and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology. Its technical contents are based on at least four specific sources (I have rewritten and reinterpreted the information in these sources as I deemed necessary. Any errors I have introduced into these definitions are my own and the authors listed here bea...
  • Scrolls Show Christianity Before Christianity
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    The scrolls today have become an important part of our understanding of the bible, but to understand the scrolls, you have to understand the people that wrote them. In 130 BC, people scientists called the Dead Sea Sect inhabited the Qumran caves. Through research and archeological exploration of the caves and their ways, Scientist believe that the Dead Sea Sect are really known as the ancient group of Hebrews called the Essenes. They were part of a Jewish apocalyptic movement that was awaiting t...
  • Dead Ohio
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    At The Executed Murderer's Grave Why should we do this What good is it to us Above all, how can we do such a thing How can it possibly be done -Freud I. My name is James A. Wright, and I was born Twenty-five miles from this infected grave, In Martins Ferry, Ohio, where one slave To Hazel-Atlas Glass became my father. He tried to teach me kindness. I return Only in memory now, aloof, unhurried, To dead Ohio, where I might lie buried, Had I not run away before my time. Ohio caught George Doty. Cle...
  • Building Secret Tunnels
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    Analysis of Ancient Israeli Tunnels One of the latest findings in the archeological world was recently revealed to the public on March this year in the village of Kfar Kana, North of Israel. Several subterranean galleries, passageways and pits were discovered leading scholars to believe that they were used as hiding places during the first Jewish war in the middle of the first century A.D. At a first assumption, the tunnels seem they were very well planned in advance. One hypothesis could be tha...

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