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Rome Is Almost Ready To Open Its Ancient Jewish Catacombs

Soon, when Americans head to Rome, there will be a new archaeological treasure to check out among the city’s varied offerings — underground burial chambers containing the remains of Jews from the Roman Empire. “There is a world to be discovered down there,” Claudio Procaccio, cultural director for the city’s Jewish community, told the Wall …

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What is the Leningrad Codex? What Does it have to do with The Chamberlain Key?

The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete Hebrew bible still preserved. While there are older parts of Bibles, or biblical books, still in existence, there is no older manuscript which contains the whole Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament in Hebrew). The Leningrad Codex is the best complete example of the Masoretic text.The Leningrad Codex was …

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25 New ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ Revealed

More than 25 previously unpublished “Dead Sea Scroll” fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books. The various scroll fragments record parts of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Ruth, Kings, Micah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Joshua, Judges, …

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Modern Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scrolll

Nearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea. The lump of carbonized parchment could not be opened or read. Its curators did nothing but conserve it, hoping that new technology might one day emerge to make the scroll …

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