The Israel Museum’s new exhibit connects the unlikely story of the biblical character Enoch and Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon.
The Sea of Salt.
New discoveries could help solve the debate over who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Israel Antiquities Authority told the 'Post' that many forgeries are circulating on the foreign market.
We have arrived at a point when we truly have a right to celebrate seventy years of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Twenty-eight types of light exposures were used to show different elements in the scrolls.
The relic, which is currently on display, is part of the Genesis Apocryphon, which contains a description, in Aramaic, of the lives of Noah, Abraham, Enoch and Lamech.
In addition, 620 artifacts dating from the biblical period to the end of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt will be on display, including a three-ton stone from the Western Wall.
“I am pleased and moved by the decision to award me the prize, which represents the state’s recognition of scientific and research achievements,” Prof. Elisha Qimron said of the honor.
“An important peculiarity of the present discovery is the fact that the [Qumran] sect followed a 364-day calendar."