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3 years ago  ::  Oct 03, 2011 - 11:33AM #41
shmuelgoldstein
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Sep 26, 2011 -- 7:17PM, Wanderingal wrote:


This jost in from the AP--the Dead Sea Scrolls have now been posted in toto online. Finally!

Has anyone accessed them yet?

I'll be back momentarily with the direct link.


www.thirdage.com/news/dead-sea-scrolls-n...




Mui Kewl.


I've looked at them, and I would not give the scribe an "A" in hand-writing, but heck, he's an old guy, so let's give him some slack. His handwriting is better than mine, and certainly better than my doctor's. It would take some getting used to, but after a while, it is all very clear.


The only quibble I have is when you zoom in, they don't have the chapter and verse outline. You kind of have to remember what is what exactly, and make sure that what you want to see is right in the middle of the screen.


A milestone in archaeology and Judaica. I'm proud to know that this was done with my tax money in the capitol of my country, and now is available to all of mankind. כי מציון תצא תורה ודבר ה' מירושלים

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 03, 2011 - 11:59AM #42
Wanderingal
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SchmuelG--hi. Good to see you here. Thanks for your feedback.


I'm hoping the Nag Hamadi will soon follow the Dead Sea Scrolls online.


BTW--"Gut yom tov" for you and yours.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 6:58AM #43
shmuelgoldstein
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Thank you for your wishes.


I see the Nag Hammadi is written in Coptic, which might make things more challenging. Does anybody use that language today?

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 9:03AM #44
Wanderingal
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Schmuel--hi.


I think some of the Christian Orthodox churches do--like some of the Eastern Orthodox churches--and of course the Coptic Christians themselves.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 11:44AM #45
shmuelgoldstein
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So, these guys should be able to read the Hamaddi scrolls?


'Cause once I get over the handwriting, I can read these Dead Sea Scrolls almost like a newspaper. It's the same Isaiah we have today.

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 11:53AM #46
Wanderingal
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I don't know that.


I learned Latin in my many years of Catholic grade school but when I studied Classical Latin in high school and college it was a totally different langusge.


And those both used the same lettering.


I don't know if you've studied Hebrew but my understanding is that Biblical Hebrew is very different from the Hebrew spoken in Israel.


And then there's Yiddish....


 

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 12:13PM #47
shmuelgoldstein
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Well, yea, there are some stylistic differences, but I've been in Israel for almost 30 years. I read the Torah all the time, and although Isaiah, being one of the prophets, is more flowery, it's still the same Isaiah we have today. It's quite clear.

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2011 - 1:00PM #48
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I've seen the Isaiah scroll in the DSS exhibit in Milwaukee:  Utterly beautiful.  The script looks dead-on just like the script of the Masoretic text as it is printed, mechanically, in the HB textus receptus.  The scribes who did the Isaiah scroll did it with precision and sheer beauty in the lettering. 

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 17, 2011 - 9:13PM #49
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