December 18, 2012

Google Helps Bring More Ancient Texts Online: Book Deuteronomy, Genesis And More Offered In New Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Genesis Chapter 1 - photo credit Shai Halevi, courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority

Continuing its work to help scan and preserve ancient texts, this morning, Google announced that it has been working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to bring a large collection of biblical manuscript fragments online, including the earliest known copies of the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the Ten Commandments; part of Chapter 1 of the Book of Genesis, and hundreds more 2,000-year old texts focused on the life and teachings of Jesus.

The digitized collection is being hosted at the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, which includes around 5,000 images of these ancient scroll fragments. The move follows Googleâs efforts last September, when...Read more at TechCrunch

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