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(Fox News)   If you've been tired of reading the same old thing, now there are nine new Dead Sea scrolls, so you'll have some new old things to read   (foxnews.com) divider line 28
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2014-03-12 02:56:59 PM
Actually, this interests me. I like checking out historical stuff, religious or otherwise.
 
2014-03-12 02:57:59 PM
They're probably pretty dried out. If it were me, It's give em a few spritzes of water with a spray bottle before unrolling them. Or maybe microwave them for about 6 seconds or so wrapped in a moist paper towel. That usually does the trick.
 
2014-03-12 03:01:41 PM
I JUST finished the book of the dead I'm not within a thousand years of the dead sea scrolls.

/Hoping to get there before I'm 70
 
2014-03-12 03:18:35 PM
Eh, I already read them back when they were the Live Sea Scrolls.
 
2014-03-12 03:29:20 PM
Cool maybe I'll get more information on how God wants me to treat my slaves.
 
2014-03-12 03:33:08 PM

Corvus: Cool maybe I'll get more information on how God wants me to treat my slaves.


Better advice, from the same era. From someone who had a lot of slaves but didn't fear them at night.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Moral_letters_to_Lucilius/Letter_47
 
2014-03-12 03:40:54 PM

Langston: Actually, this interests me. I like checking out historical stuff, religious or otherwise.


Same.

albatros183: I JUST finished the book of the dead I'm not within a thousand years of the dead sea scrolls.

/Hoping to get there before I'm 70


Which one?
 
2014-03-12 03:55:30 PM
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Excellent.
 
2014-03-12 04:18:22 PM
Does that mean we have to redo Evangelion -again-?
 
2014-03-12 04:26:10 PM

xaldin: Does that mean we have to redo Evangelion -again-?


If you missed the Rebuild series, you're missing out. A set of 4 movies; the 1st one is on-par with the first part of the original story, but the 2nd and 3rd ones take the series on a brand new turn (and one that actually has a budget).

Think of it like Fullmetal Alchemist (original) vs Brotherhood.

The 4th movie isn't set to be released till next year, but a crafty web user can find awesome subbed versions on torrents of the 3 currently released.
 
2014-03-12 04:39:32 PM
It's a cookbook!
 
2014-03-12 04:45:03 PM

RoxtarRyan: xaldin: Does that mean we have to redo Evangelion -again-?

If you missed the Rebuild series, you're missing out. A set of 4 movies; the 1st one is on-par with the first part of the original story, but the 2nd and 3rd ones take the series on a brand new turn (and one that actually has a budget).

Think of it like Fullmetal Alchemist (original) vs Brotherhood.

The 4th movie isn't set to be released till next year, but a crafty web user can find awesome subbed versions on torrents of the 3 currently released.


The 3rd went a little bit into full retard territory IMO, but hopefully the 4th will come through and fix some of the plot holes.
 
2014-03-12 04:53:09 PM

albatros183: I JUST finished the book of the dead I'm not within a thousand years of the dead sea scrolls.

/Hoping to get there before I'm 70


Dude, I'm still stuck in the middle of the Aborigine rock paintings.

I just spent the last week reading about food being served at some kind of "red wedding", seriously this is boring me to tears, I hope it gets better soon.
 
2014-03-12 04:57:08 PM

SpacePirate: The 3rd went a little bit into full retard territory IMO, but hopefully the 4th will come through and fix some of the plot holes.


I like the direction it took. Introduced new Angels, characters, and changed it up so the series shouldn't end in just a bunch of still photographs with flashing Japanese calligraphy for 2 hours. It took a bit of side reading to get the whole picture on what went down and why, but worth it.

Plus, we got this, which was pretty damn cool:

media.animevice.com
 
2014-03-12 05:17:53 PM
I wonder what these things are gonna say. The other scrolls were a really really big deal. Interesting stuff.
 
2014-03-12 05:22:37 PM

RoxtarRyan: SpacePirate: The 3rd went a little bit into full retard territory IMO, but hopefully the 4th will come through and fix some of the plot holes.

I like the direction it took. Introduced new Angels, characters, and changed it up so the series shouldn't end in just a bunch of still photographs with flashing Japanese calligraphy for 2 hours. It took a bit of side reading to get the whole picture on what went down and why, but worth it.

Plus, we got this, which was pretty damn cool:

[media.animevice.com image 608x336]


The End of Evangelion movie is still the best and more than made up for the last two episodes. My issue with the 3rd rebuild, without going into spoiler territory, was just that the character's motivations for acting the way they did made no farking sense or just wasn't there. It was still way cool.
 
2014-03-12 05:39:58 PM
How many broads does it say I get?
 
2014-03-12 07:01:34 PM
Spoiler alert: Jesus dies, God does nothing and after a couple of millennia, ceases to exist.
 
2014-03-12 07:36:36 PM
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/ I figure there aren't many chances to use this unironically
 
2014-03-12 07:37:13 PM
My guess what's on the scrolls:
Shema and V'ahavta, V'haya im shemoa, Kadesh, and V'haya ki y'viacha.

/Not really guessing, since that's what's written on the scrolls inside tefillin now.
 
2014-03-12 08:14:34 PM
The texts put in tefillim were usually quotations from the Scriptures. They are unlikely to be anything new but they could be variants on known texts or even a line that has dropped out of modern Scriptures (the Jews closed their canon by the time most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written but the oldest Jewish Bible dates from much later, perhaps the 10th century C.E.)

It's nice they've found some more samples of text but they are unlikely to be a big woof!

Still, the Isaiah scroll was nearly complete and well over a thousand years older than any previous Isaiah. It confirmed the modern text of Isaiah almost completely. They sure made an effort to copy exactly. They even copied mistakes. IIRC, there are 22 gaps in the Old Testament--copied faithfully by the scribes in hopes that God would some day fill in the blanks. It is pretty clear what the text that should fill in the blanks is, despite early Hebrew having no vowels and thus being a bit amgibuous. The blanks are the exact length of the missing letters or words, so there's about zero chance God will pop a few new chapters on us some day.

If you are hoping for the kind of revelation that the crew of Red Dwarf got three million years in the future, don't hold your breath.

There are entire books mentioned in the Bible which have been lost. For example, there was a lot more about the history of the Kings of Israel which formed the source for bits of the Chronicles and the Evangelists mention a couple of books that would be of great interest to scholars and theologians but which are probably gone for ever. On the other hand, we have apocryphal books that make us glad they were excluded from the Christian and Jewish Canons. Really, some of this stuff was really stupid. Even an atheist has to admit that they did a fair job on editing out the outrageous stuff, although some might lament that they edited out some of the good bits as well and left in a lot of political and religious slant from the troubled times of early Christianity or the Maccabean wars.
 
2014-03-12 09:25:41 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: My guess what's on the scrolls:


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2014-03-12 09:52:50 PM
Be sure to drink your Ovaltine...
 
2014-03-12 10:59:32 PM

dragonchild: demaL-demaL-yeH: My guess what's on the scrolls:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


No, the four Hebrew passages on the scrolls inside tefillin are not a chant to summon a Lovecraftian monster.
 
2014-03-13 12:40:52 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: dragonchild: demaL-demaL-yeH: My guess what's on the scrolls:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

No, the four Hebrew passages on the scrolls inside tefillin are not a chant to summon a Lovecraftian monster.


Yes they are.
 
2014-03-13 01:45:51 AM

Smackledorfer: demaL-demaL-yeH: dragonchild: demaL-demaL-yeH: My guess what's on the scrolls:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

No, the four Hebrew passages on the scrolls inside tefillin are not a chant to summon a Lovecraftian monster.

Yes they are.


The Shema (Deut. 6:4-9) is no joking matter.
 
2014-03-13 02:26:28 PM
Shop smart.  Shop S-Mart.
 
2014-03-13 09:52:58 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Smackledorfer: demaL-demaL-yeH: dragonchild: demaL-demaL-yeH: My guess what's on the scrolls:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

No, the four Hebrew passages on the scrolls inside tefillin are not a chant to summon a Lovecraftian monster.

Yes they are.

The Shema (Deut. 6:4-9) is no joking matter.


Correct, religion is too sad to be a joke.
 
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