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  • Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Five pieces of papyri passed off as fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered as fake and removed from display at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington.

    The museum founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family announced the discovery Oct. 22. The findings are based on a battery of tests MOTB commissioned months before the items were first displayed in 2017, MOTB said.

    Many scholars viewed the papyri with suspicion well before the discovery, biblical archaeology professor Daniel Warner told Baptist Press today (Oct. 24). Read More

  • Dead Sea Scrolls: New cave joins the saga

    by Art Toalston & Rob Collingsworth, posted Friday, February 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- A major discovery related to the Dead Sea Scrolls has been announced -- a cave where some of the ancient scrolls once were placed.

    Archaeologists previously had listed 11 caves where Dead Sea Scrolls texts had been found. Now there's a 12th cave, according to an excavation led by Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Liberty University in Virginia -- though the cave had been looted during the mid-20th century and its scrolls taken. Read More