Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online
Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.
AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.
Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online

Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.

The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.

AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.

Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

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