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DSS exhibit sparks controversy

Did Golb run around the museum with a torch, setting fire to ancient Hebrew manuscripts? Did he violate the canons of scholarship or the “ethics of museology” by publishing an article in which he exposed a lengthy series of erroneous and mendacious statements contained in the exhibit? 

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From: viewer1 Date: November 27th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Dead Sea Scrolls controversy

Precisely because Golb, Magen and Peleg, Elior and many other researchers now believe the scrolls are the remains of various libraries from the Jerusalem area, and that no sect ever wrote scrolls or even lived at Qumran, I would recommend changing the title of this forum to The Dead Sea Scrolls: writings of a sect, or remains of Jerusalem libraries? (or else, simply add a question mark at the end of the current formulation)

That would bring the forum up to date with current debates in a neutral manner (exactly the same problem that we see with the museum exhibits, incidentally).

If any of this sounds unfamiliar, see the various news items on the "two basic theories" of scroll origins, listed at the end of the above-linked article ("DSS exhibit sparks controversy") on the San Diego and Toronto museum controversy.
lovelies From: lovelies Date: November 27th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Dead Sea Scrolls controversy

I'm familiar with the theories, and that's not a bad idea. Thanks!
blueraven6 From: blueraven6 Date: July 18th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)


The History of the Discovery of the Scrolls has been rife with controversy. Why? Because the content disturbs many theological apple carts and the ability of the Sects involved to keep the money flowing as a result of their pet theologies.

In my professional opinion, this is one more attempt, which will have no effect on the Professional Historical Community, but will cast doubts in the minds of uneducated persons. This is their intent.

The historical evidence will no longer be hidden.

Why were the Essene not mentioned in The Bible? They were redacted from it by current translators. Follow the money. Their agenda is transparent, when you too know their agenda.

The internet allows the uneducated non-historians to be kept in the loop. I will attempt to post links to information which will be of benefit for those searching the truth.

blueraven6 From: blueraven6 Date: July 18th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)




You should find these informative, at least enough for discussion.

I used the megasearch engine: http://www.search.com for the research.

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