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2013-01-03 09:01:16 AM
.enitlavO ruoy knirD
 
2013-01-03 09:12:56 AM
!werbeH ni s'ti esuaceb ynnuf s'tI !ti teg I hO
 
2013-01-03 09:23:05 AM
elffaw ot detrats srehcraeser ehT
(lufwa yldediced tsom tlef dnA)
noitartsurf ni lla nheW
?noitalsnart ehT :deergA
.lefalaf emos rof sepicer tsuJ
 
2013-01-03 09:37:49 AM
?FTW
 
2013-01-03 09:40:11 AM
Invisible sky fairy is still non-existent. Nothing to see here people, move along.
 
2013-01-03 09:40:14 AM
derob ro yrgnuh er'uoy revenehw rof nocaB
droL eht ma I rof sucitiveL dragersiD
tneL lla tae ot su rof nocaB
tnes htah eh droL eht ey esiarP

meop/
 
2013-01-03 09:41:59 AM
yvaN eht nioJ
 
2013-01-03 09:42:36 AM
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-03 09:44:04 AM
evahS amruB
 
2013-01-03 09:45:18 AM

gopher321: .enitlavO ruoy knirD


!niw

/oaml
 
2013-01-03 09:45:22 AM
FTFA: A thousand of the fragments have been photographed using NASA technology to reveal text previously impossible to see.

Wait a sec... the word is actually "celebRate".
 
2013-01-03 09:46:34 AM
The scrolls were found by Muhammad Ahmed al-Hamed,

Jackie Gleason recalls him fondly when he sees a pretty girl.
 
2013-01-03 09:48:38 AM
.enitlavO ruoy knird ot erus eB
 
2013-01-03 09:49:29 AM
A thousand of the fragments have been photographed using NASA technology to reveal text previously impossible to see.

...Thus revealing someone previously used the scrolls as note paper.
 
2013-01-03 09:50:08 AM

The Fonz: .enitlavO ruoy knird ot erus eB


taepeR
 
2013-01-03 09:51:26 AM

The Fonz: .enitlavO ruoy knird ot erus eB


Looking for this one. Thankee.
 
2013-01-03 09:52:16 AM

ParaHandy: Invisible sky fairy is still non-existent. Nothing to see here people, move along.


A great many of the fragments contradict the bible, so of course they aren't given so much play. They were written by a heretical sect that were wiped out so there some interesting text. I find the day to day living ones much more interesting though.
 
2013-01-03 09:54:09 AM
epar epar
 
2013-01-03 09:55:31 AM
Good, everything is proceeding according to our scenario.

/SEELE
 
2013-01-03 09:56:36 AM
Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.
 
2013-01-03 09:57:55 AM
media.comicvine.com
"...Soon..."

/instrumentality is just a form of socialism when you think about it. Obama is gonna bring about 3rd impact!
 
2013-01-03 10:00:34 AM

vudukungfu: The scrolls were found by Muhammad Ahmed al-Hamed,

Jackie Gleason recalls him fondly when he sees a pretty girl.


A winrar is you!

// I'll be giggling all day over that
 
2013-01-03 10:01:02 AM
?won ytrid leef uoy oD .thgilneerg paehc a s'tahT :ybbuS
 
2013-01-03 10:02:02 AM

gweilo8888: ?won ytrid leef uoy oD .thgilneerg paehc a s'tahT :ybbuS


yllaer ton os ,ereht steg tahw kcip t'nod I
 
2013-01-03 10:02:06 AM

MythDragon: [media.comicvine.com image 399x276]
"...Soon..."

/instrumentality is just a form of socialism when you think about it. Obama is gonna bring about 3rd impact!


i326.photobucket.com
If you say so mang.
 
2013-01-03 10:02:54 AM

Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.


"Information"?
i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 10:03:13 AM
palc flog\
 
2013-01-03 10:04:02 AM
The Dead Sea is alive with rap...
 
2013-01-03 10:05:04 AM

ParaHandy: Invisible sky fairy is still non-existent. Nothing to see here people, move along.


Ahh.. cute. Do you feel better and more important now?
 
2013-01-03 10:05:14 AM

ParaHandy: Invisible sky fairy is still non-existent. Nothing to see here people, move along.


And therefore the documents have no historical or cultural value. Thanks for that insight, Uncle Joe!
 
2013-01-03 10:07:35 AM

jso2897: Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.

"Information"?
[i18.photobucket.com image 640x612]


???
How do the Dead Sea Scrolls not contain information? It's an insight into the cultural and religious beliefs and literature of a large group of people.
 
2013-01-03 10:09:33 AM

Dr Dreidel: // I'll be giggling all day over that


good memory trick to win a bar bet.

You can win it buzzed.

You know when Muhammad Ahmed al-Hamed found the dead sea scrolls in Quim-_Ram...

How do you know that?

Fark it, I'll bet you.

ANyone got a cell phone with google on it?

Now you're a winrar, too.
 
2013-01-03 10:10:33 AM
Hopefully they'll take better care of it than they did the Shroud of Turin. I can't find the link to the article, but remember those Duke lacrosse guys who raped that stripper and wiped off on a DNA soaked towel? No one mentions that little snafu anymore...
 
2013-01-03 10:11:55 AM
As someone who works with the DSS for research, this is a nice development. When I was a doctoral student, ca. 20 years ago, the scrolls were still being hoarded by individual scholars who managed to mine entire careers out of working on them.

יום גדול לחוקרים
 
2013-01-03 10:13:50 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: jso2897: Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.

"Information"?
[i18.photobucket.com image 640x612]

???
How do the Dead Sea Scrolls not contain information? It's an insight into the cultural and religious beliefs and literature of a large group of people.


Exactly. Whether you're religious or not (I'm not), the scrolls contain information. Just like The Avengers movie would contain information for a future civilization about us. You wouldn't have to believe The Avengers actually existed to be able to draw conclusions about our culture and society from our mythology. Just like you don't have to believe in Jesus or God to get some cultural insight from the dead sea scrolls.
 
2013-01-03 10:17:22 AM

jso2897: Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.

"Information"?
[i18.photobucket.com image 640x612]


They've been available in print form for decades. From what I understand, the new twist on them is that they're now available on-line, and the image quality will be better.
 
2013-01-03 10:18:01 AM
Read the Magdalene Gospel. Then seriously try to tell me Jesus wasn't a free-love communist hippy pinko. And ask yourself why "they" decided to leave all that shiat ( and all the rest of the Apocrypha) out of the "official" bible. Council of Nicea, you just kiss my ass, you bureaucratic, whitebread, tightass old men. craaaaazzzy maaaaaannnnnnnn
 
2013-01-03 10:19:04 AM

vudukungfu: The scrolls were found by Muhammad Ahmed al-Hamed,

Jackie Gleason recalls him fondly when he sees a pretty girl.


This makes me laugh.
 
2013-01-03 10:20:33 AM

willfullyobscure: Read the Magdalene Gospel. Then seriously try to tell me Jesus wasn't a free-love communist hippy pinko. And ask yourself why "they" decided to leave all that shiat ( and all the rest of the Apocrypha) out of the "official" bible. Council of Nicea, you just kiss my ass, you bureaucratic, whitebread, tightass old men. craaaaazzzy maaaaaannnnnnnn


Read this book and you'll get a better understanding of how the gospels were composed and chosen.
 
2013-01-03 10:23:27 AM

Skwrl: jso2897: Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.

"Information"?
[i18.photobucket.com image 640x612]

They've been available in print form for decades. From what I understand, the new twist on them is that they're now available on-line, and the image quality will be better.


I may have posted this before, but they've been on-line in some form for nearly 20 years now. And my bookmark from the 90s still works: Outline of Objects and Topics in Scrolls from the Dead Sea

/page info says last modified Thu 19 Aug 1993 01:25:12 PM EDT
//worked for a giant computer company back then
///the first to register a corporate TLD
////bonus points if you know which it was
//SLASHIES
 
2013-01-03 10:28:30 AM

Scaevola: As someone who works with the DSS for research, this is a nice development. When I was a doctoral student, ca. 20 years ago, the scrolls were still being hoarded by individual scholars who managed to mine entire careers out of working on them.

יום גדול לחוקרים


Thank you internet gods. Hope we get more amateurs solving ancient riddles.

www.biography.com

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-03 10:28:36 AM
.meht yas t'now I os ,tihs dna kraf sdrawckab hctac sretlif eht erus m'I
 
2013-01-03 10:30:34 AM

ParaHandy: Invisible sky fairy is still non-existent. Nothing to see here people, move along.


Perhaps, but technology-wise, it's still pretty cool what they've been able to do with some of the seemingly illegible sections of a document that's been buried away for 2000+ years.
 
2013-01-03 10:34:34 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Scaevola: As someone who works with the DSS for research, this is a nice development. When I was a doctoral student, ca. 20 years ago, the scrolls were still being hoarded by individual scholars who managed to mine entire careers out of working on them.

יום גדול לחוקרים

Thank you internet gods. Hope we get more amateurs solving ancient riddles.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 404x400]


You mean worse than the shiat being kicked around in this thread already? Or are you calling me an amateur? Meh.
 
2013-01-03 10:36:23 AM

LesterB: Skwrl: jso2897: Greywar: Im looking forward to seeing whats here. I suspect a lot of people are, as these represent a huge amount of information from 2000 years ago. And I expect some of it to be controversial at some point.

"Information"?
[i18.photobucket.com image 640x612]

They've been available in print form for decades. From what I understand, the new twist on them is that they're now available on-line, and the image quality will be better.

I may have posted this before, but they've been on-line in some form for nearly 20 years now. And my bookmark from the 90s still works: Outline of Objects and Topics in Scrolls from the Dead Sea

/page info says last modified Thu 19 Aug 1993 01:25:12 PM EDT
//worked for a giant computer company back then
///the first to register a corporate TLD
////bonus points if you know which it was
//SLASHIES


I almost worked in Massachusetts.
 
2013-01-03 10:43:36 AM

spentmiles: Hopefully they'll take better care of it than they did the Shroud of Turin. I can't find the link to the article, but remember those Duke lacrosse guys who raped that stripper and wiped off on a DNA soaked towel? No one mentions that little snafu anymore...


This is why I have you fav'd as hilarious.

blastr.com

Zoidberg wonders what the Shroud of Turin tastes like...
 
2013-01-03 10:45:32 AM

gopher321: .enitlavO ruoy knirD


Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: !werbeH ni s'ti esuaceb ynnuf s'tI !ti teg I hO


The Fonz: .enitlavO ruoy knird ot erus eB


Where can I download this wonderful backward font so many of you are using?
 
2013-01-03 10:46:23 AM

Scaevola: StoPPeRmobile: Scaevola: As someone who works with the DSS for research, this is a nice development. When I was a doctoral student, ca. 20 years ago, the scrolls were still being hoarded by individual scholars who managed to mine entire careers out of working on them.

יום גדול לחוקרים

Thank you internet gods. Hope we get more amateurs solving ancient riddles.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 404x400]

You mean worse than the shiat being kicked around in this thread already? Or are you calling me an amateur? Meh.


Jump to conclusions much?

You pointed out the fact of historical hoarding. Elites only, having access seems wrong. I like the exponential growth crowd-sourcing. I like that the walls of the hoarders are coming down.
 
2013-01-03 10:51:44 AM

Scaevola: willfullyobscure: Read the Magdalene Gospel. Then seriously try to tell me Jesus wasn't a free-love communist hippy pinko. And ask yourself why "they" decided to leave all that shiat ( and all the rest of the Apocrypha) out of the "official" bible. Council of Nicea, you just kiss my ass, you bureaucratic, whitebread, tightass old men. craaaaazzzy maaaaaannnnnnnn

Read this book and you'll get a better understanding of how the gospels were composed and chosen.


OK, Dr. Hill, I'll do that. I really enjoy the Catholic Encyclopedia's version too:

Link
Link

From the outset, the four Gospels, the sacred character of which was thus recognized very early, differed in several respects from the numerous uncanonical Gospels which circulated during the first centuries of the Church. First of all, they commended themselves by their tone of simplicity and truthfulness, which stood in striking contrast with the trivial, absurd, or manifestly legendary character of many of those uncanonical productions. In the next place, they had an earlier origin than most of their apocryphal rivals, and indeed many of the latter productions were directly based on the canonical Gospels. A third feature in favour of our canonical records of Christ's life was the purity of their teachings, dogmatic and moral, over against the Jewish, Gnostic, or other heretical views with which not a few of the apocryphal gospels were tainted, and on account of which these unsound writings found favour among heretical bodies and, on the contrary, discredit in the eyes of Catholics.
 
2013-01-03 10:57:47 AM

willfullyobscure: Scaevola: willfullyobscure: Read the Magdalene Gospel. Then seriously try to tell me Jesus wasn't a free-love communist hippy pinko. And ask yourself why "they" decided to leave all that shiat ( and all the rest of the Apocrypha) out of the "official" bible. Council of Nicea, you just kiss my ass, you bureaucratic, whitebread, tightass old men. craaaaazzzy maaaaaannnnnnnn

Read this book and you'll get a better understanding of how the gospels were composed and chosen.

OK, Dr. Hill, I'll do that. I really enjoy the Catholic Encyclopedia's version too:

Link
Link

From the outset, the four Gospels, the sacred character of which was thus recognized very early, differed in several respects from the numerous uncanonical Gospels which circulated during the first centuries of the Church. First of all, they commended themselves by their tone of simplicity and truthfulness, which stood in striking contrast with the trivial, absurd, or manifestly legendary character of many of those uncanonical productions. In the next place, they had an earlier origin than most of their apocryphal rivals, and indeed many of the latter productions were directly based on the canonical Gospels. A third feature in favour of our canonical records of Christ's life was the purity of their teachings, dogmatic and moral, over against the Jewish, Gnostic, or other heretical views with which not a few of the apocryphal gospels were tainted, and on account of which these unsound writings found favour among heretical bodies and, on the contrary, discredit in the eyes of Catholics.


Yeah. the Catholic Encyc. is always a fun romp down memory lane, given that it's almost 100 years old.
 
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