The Dead Sea Scrolls are going digital according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. This is pretty interesting since they’re basically releasing to digital form, scrolls that speak of early Jewish for the entire world to see instead of just educational institutions.
What’s interesting also is that this is going to take two years to complete, but I don’t see why they can’t just make the multi-volume disc media available online. The new digitized versions will include infrared scans of the scrolls that will shed some more light on parts that cannot be seen in visible light.
Overall, this is definitely an interesting historical work that will soon be available for all.
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