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'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum
of the Bible are all forgeries

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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/14/2020 3:22:31 AM

Washington, D.C.On the fourth floor of the Museum of the Bible, a sweeping permanent exhibit tells the story of how the ancient scripture became the world’s most popular book. A warmly lit sanctum at the exhibit’s heart reveals some of the museum’s most prized possessions: fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts that include the oldest known surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible. But now, the Washington, D.C. museum has confirmed a bitter truth about the fragments’ authenticity. On Friday, independent researchers funded by the Museum of the Bible announced that all 16 of the museum’s Dead Sea Scroll fragments are modern forgeries that duped outside collectors,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 3/14/2020 4:35:27 AM (No. 345838)
In the fall of 2007, my wife and I visited the museum in San Diego to see the Dead Sea Scrolls on loan from Israel. It was a fascinating experience, to see artifacts from 2,000 years ago. After reading this article, I have no idea whether what we saw were genuine or not. Really, it doesn’t bother me thinking about it. What matters it was great history.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 3/14/2020 5:40:21 AM (No. 345856)
Behind a sign-up wall for me.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/14/2020 6:44:08 AM (No. 345877)
"The new findings don’t cast doubt on the 100,000 real Dead Sea Scroll fragments, most of which lie in the Shrine of the Book, part of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem." No different than the forgeries in the art world. Yet, we know that there are original paintings. Besides, I don't need physical evidence to believe in God. His Bible, his word, inspires me. . .
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smoolie 3/14/2020 7:54:31 AM (No. 345902)
Might be an interesting article. I don't know as there is a paywall.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq 3/14/2020 8:12:10 AM (No. 345918)
The Church started going downhill when people realized there was money to be made from the Gospel.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jj1319 3/14/2020 8:12:29 AM (No. 345919)
#3's quote points out the misleading headline: The FRAGMENTS (recently discovered) are forgeries, not The Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 3/14/2020 8:33:59 AM (No. 345936)
At least they are honest about what they found.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/14/2020 8:34:40 AM (No. 345937)
I put the article title in the search bar of Duckduckgo.com and avoided the pay wall. And I concur with all six of the previous posts.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob 3/14/2020 8:34:46 AM (No. 345938)
The give away was at the end it is signed CNN Editors.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: HPmatt 3/14/2020 8:39:39 AM (No. 345948)
Was Anyone from the FBI or DOJ board members of Founders of this ‘Museum’????
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 3/14/2020 8:41:24 AM (No. 345949)
You are not required to pay but you must submit your email address to read. Sorry but I don't give out anything any more. I get enough unsolicited junk on both email and my phone. Either way, like #3, I don't need any kind of historical physical evidence. I get up every morning to a beautiful sunrise and am still amazed at how my living and thinking body functions. To think that the Earth and the beautiful life it contains was all created by random chance from a lump of galactic mud is what is impossible.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine 3/14/2020 9:02:53 AM (No. 345968)
There are lots of hoax's out there. Suddenly discovered paintings by DaVinci, or new stories by Shakespear. All sell for untold millions which I figure is just money cleaning.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Casper27 3/14/2020 9:17:52 AM (No. 345982)
Great true statement by ARKfamily. You know ARK only one apostle was given the opportunity to believe the Gospel like you and I. Only one. All the rest had seen the risen Christ. They told Thomas the good news and he said ''I will not believe until I put my hand in his side". I will not he said, believe the Gospell alone. You lost a speciall blessing Thomas needing physical evidence. This is why your faith and that of the Apostles is inferior to ours and as such Christ said: "more blessed are those who have never seen, but believed'.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: gone2pot 3/14/2020 9:28:12 AM (No. 345990)
And, this is a big story because? The antiquities market is the largest forged market in the world and always has been because prices for antiquities are high. The problem is huge in Israel where forgeries occur all the time. It's not what kind of papyri it's on; it's what's written on the papyri and from that what is applied by the individual that actually matters. The DSS upended the German scholars who believed the OT was written several centuries after Christ mainly because of Isaiah and Daniel with exact details in prophecy. "It's too accurate to have been written before the events." Uh-huh. Well, the DSS and the 1100AD Septuagint (oldest copy before the DSS) were the same in almost every detail. Variations did nothing to both texts nor changed even one meaning. Except for a few stones from Babylon, no copies in human history come anywhere near the time ancient events occurred than the DSS and the NT papyrii and codex; NOTHING. That part of the story never gets reported but then CNN forges stories from the truth all the time, maybe even EVERY time.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/14/2020 9:35:03 AM (No. 345998)
I saw the real deal in Israel. As I recall, that was out in the wilderness where they were found in the caves, not Jerusalem. But they may have taken some into the city. The important thing is that when the Israelis chose to restart the Hebrew language, they could all read for themselves that the current Bible is indeed accurate.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 3/14/2020 10:26:20 AM (No. 346039)
I had no trouble getting to the article, found no paywall. Interesting article. Having worked doing engineering on conserving antiquities in the art world, and counting a number of professional art conservators as friends, they are always on the lookout for forgeries. They even have a display of forgeries in their museum, many ancient art. Money to be made, people will cheat. Nothing new. Surprised that the "cause" of the forgeries wasn't revealed to be MMGW.....I had to cancel my 35 year subscription to National Geographic when it became National Global Warming Propaganda and Geographic , when they got a new editor. His first "from the editor" column anounced that they would be treating MMGW as established fact and effectively crusading on that issue.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: kono 3/14/2020 10:54:49 AM (No. 346064)
Fascinating report about some amazing research. Part of what sort of slides by, unnoticed, is that nothing herein represents incontrovertible proof that the fragments are not authentic. It stacks reasons to doubt their authenticity (the stray alpha here, the cascading ink there, the writing over mineral deposits, etc), to a degree that many readers will consider it to be 'proof enough'. For me it's enough to justify suspecting the fragments in-question are 'most likely not authentic'. Still, I expect this report will not be the final word about the study of these fragments and related artifacts. Best to resist the urge to make any final judgments about any of it, yet.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: gone2pot 3/14/2020 11:03:35 AM (No. 346076)
15, found in Qumran caves on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, in 1946 and 1947. Definitely worth a visit. I'd recommend Jericho as well and any site preserved by Jews. Professional, scientific, informative, detailed, unlike many of the Christian sites where southern pastors in powder blue double knit suits carrying a matching giant shiny powder blue leather covered Bible lead throngs of congregants through 14 stations on the Via de la Rosa or the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. It's embarrassing.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Wendybird 3/14/2020 11:08:26 AM (No. 346083)
Agree with DVC about N.G. I still subscribe because the photos and paper are so great, and they practically give the magazine away now. But count on reading about the disaster of climate change within the first few paragraphs of any article. It is amazing that any life still exists on earth according to them. But not for long!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: tom7 3/14/2020 4:44:41 PM (No. 346377)
BS
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Texas544 3/14/2020 5:39:47 PM (No. 346416)
You mean all that stuff I bought at Hobby Lobby was for nothing?
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