Israel to Begin 3-Year Search for More Dead Sea Scrolls – CBN News

Dead Sea scroll museum in Jerusalem

Israel to Begin 3-Year Search for More Dead Sea Scrolls

CBN News 11-15-2016

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel is set to embark on a three-year expedition to search for additional Dead Sea Scrolls and other antiquities in the Judean Desert.
The expedition, led by a government research team, will mark the first large-scale archaeological survey of the area in more than 20 years. It’s set to begin next month.
The archaeologists plan to survey hundreds of desert caves near the Dead Sea, where the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts were discovered in 1947.   
The government initiated the expedition after looters found manuscripts in the area in recent years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are thought of as the crown jewel of Israeli antiquities.
Recently, the Palestinian Authority petitioned UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to deny Israeli ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls, saying the caves where they were found are beyond the “green line,” making them stolen property.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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