This plot would be rejected by a story line expert in Hollywood, and much of the information support is being sponsored by Silicon Valley giant Google.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea_Scrolls
In 1947 a Bedouin shepherd looking for his lost sheep in the hills of Qumran, throws a rock into a cave hoping to drive out his missing sheep. The sound of the rock breaking pottery drew the shepherd inside the cave; and the greatest archeological find in the 20th century is discovered: The Dead Sea Scrolls.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2011/September/200-year-old-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Go-Online-/
CBN Anchor and Reporter Efrern Graham filed an astonishing story today that revealed information that would make even Indiana Jones drool with anticipation.
In the greatest substantiation yet of the Bible’s authenticity, eleven caves and more than 900 documents later have excited the archeologists and seekers of historical truth beyond measure. The evidence is off the scale and now available for inspection Online thanks to the concerted efforts of Google and the Israel Museum.
“Users from all over the world can examine and explore this ancient biblical manuscript at a level of detail never possible before,” said Eyal Miller, head of a new business development at Google Israel.
“This is actually part of a wider initiative to bring the world information and cultural heritage Online,“ he added.
This is the first revealing inspection since the scrolls were discovered in 1947. The parchment of the ancient scrolls is so fragile that handling them would cause it to disintegrate to dust.
“The technology and the technological capability of an enterprise like Google is for us a simple way to get out the content to the widest possible audience world wide,“ Israel Museum Director James Snyder noted.
The scrolls are the oldest known biblical text and religious manuscripts not included in the Bible. It is also information of Jewish history and about daily Jewish life in Israel at the turn of the 1st century.
The Copper Scroll
One scroll is different from all of the rest of the documents found; inside of a leather parchment was one scroll made entirely of copper, and it could be the greatest monetary treasure map in history.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/shows/cwn/2009/September/The-Mystery-of-the-Copper-Scroll-/
In a story filed by Chris Mitchell, CBN Middle-East Bureau Chief back in 2009, the unique make-up of the scroll sets it apart from the other scrolls and establishes an incredible link to the history of the Jewish Temple and Jewish history.
The Copper Scroll describes a hidden cache of gold and silver buried in more than 60 locations throughout Israel. The monetary value is huge, but the historical value is a hundred times more priceless.
The only place in control of that much wealth would be the Jewish Temple during its days of powerful influence.
One of the editors of the Dead Sea Scroll project is Stephen Pfann.
“This is a tremendous witness to history. To actually have a list of treasures from the temple itself from the first century is just amazing. We have nothing better than the Copper Scroll now for telling us what was really there,” Pfann exclaimed.
The amount of evidence uncovered would defy any skeptic or doubter. To question the preponderance of information from the caves would begin to enter the realm of the ridiculous.
It’s not a matter of whether the information is valid, but it now becomes a matter of what it stipulates. Not liking what the message says then becomes a matter of personal conjecture and not rational assessment.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are slowly but effectively documenting the authenticity of the Bible and Jewish history. Those that continue to doubt and speculate will just have to find another subject to pontificate about.