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New Set of Dead Sea Scrolls Recovered, First Biblical Artifacts Found in 60 Years

New Set of Dead Sea Scrolls Recovered, First Biblical Artifacts Found in 60 Years

From Breitbart News
March 16, 2021

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Israeli archaeologists discovered dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave. It is the first Biblical artifacts found in 60 years.

The remnants of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets, including verses from the books of Zechariah and Nahum, were recovered from a cave on the West Bank.

The discovery, made by Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists, was announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

“The desert team showed exceptional courage, dedication and devotion to purpose, rappelling down to caves located between heaven and earth, digging and sifting through them, enduring thick and suffocating dust, and returning with gifts of immeasurable worth for mankind,” Israel Hasson, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a press release.

Hasson said it was imperative that Israel’s government fund ongoing archaeological excavations of the region’s caves.

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