PDA

View Full Version : Dead sea rolls


Zweistein
05-20-2002, 05:49 PM
Have the dead sea rolls, found in the 40's last century, been dated, read/decyphered and analysed ? What were the topics/thema's of the rolls ?

Fiver
05-20-2002, 05:52 PM
The Dead Sea Rolls turned out to be stale and inedible, even after they'd been generously slathered with the Dead Sea Butter.

Exapno Mapcase
05-20-2002, 05:53 PM
Perhaps if you searched on dead sea scrolls you would find mountains of answers to your questions.

yabob
05-20-2002, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Fiver
The Dead Sea Rolls turned out to be stale and inedible, even after they'd been generously slathered with the Dead Sea Butter.
Actually, they were still very gnoshtic.

Zweistein
05-20-2002, 06:08 PM
Have the dead sea scrolls, found in the 40's last century, been dated, read/decyphered and analysed ? What were the topics/thema's of the scrolls ?

Jojo
05-20-2002, 07:51 PM
This thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=90845&highlight=qumran+scrolls), and the link therein gives some info.

peepthis
05-20-2002, 08:01 PM
Cecil on "How come we haven't heard much about the Dead Sea Scrolls?" (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/941230.html)

FriendRob
05-21-2002, 06:47 AM
Read them for yourself (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140278079/qid=1021977864/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-4138870-3502226) and find out.

Dieter
05-21-2002, 06:58 AM
Dead sea rolls with a touch of Wasabi. Mmmmmm. Heaven.

Cartooniverse
05-21-2002, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by yabob

Actually, they were still very gnoshtic.

They undoubtedly gave scholars a lot to chew on.

:p

Mangetout
05-21-2002, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Dieter
Dead sea rolls with a touch of Wasabi. Mmmmmm. Heaven. You can't have them; you're on a diet.

Dieter
05-21-2002, 07:10 AM
I can too. Dead sea rolls are fat free.

grimpixie
05-21-2002, 07:47 AM
Yes, but they are full of salt!!!! :D

Annie-Xmas
05-21-2002, 08:03 AM
Were they leaven or unleaven?

istara
05-21-2002, 09:44 AM
Dead Sea Rolls. That might explain the long-purged conundrum "Did Jesus Eat Pie?"

Mangetout
05-21-2002, 10:27 AM
Did Jesus eat Phi?

lieu
05-21-2002, 01:22 PM
It's not nice to fool the Virgin Mother.

C K Dexter Haven
05-22-2002, 07:46 AM
"Man does not live on bread alone."

No one knows about bread in groups.

OK, seriously, you've already got some links to the Dead Sea scrolls. Quick overview: all of the books of the Old Testament (except for Esther, IIRC) were found, either all or in part, amongst the scrolls... and match very very closely to the versions that we treat as canonical, with only a word or phrase difference here or there. There were also a number of scrolls about life in a religious sect/community.

Some of the scrolls contain material that is very similar to New Testament type of prophecy, but there is no specific match.

The scrolls contain a wealth of information, both in terms of how they were written (Isaiah is on copper, for instance), on scribal differences between the Qumran version and our version of texts, and on life in a religious sect from around 100 BC - 70 AD.

Chronos
05-22-2002, 05:40 PM
all of the books of the Old Testament (except for Esther, IIRC) were foundDoes that include the Apocrypha?

tomndebb
05-22-2002, 06:51 PM
Does that include the Apocrypha?I'm not sure whether all of the Apocrypha (both Catholic and Orthodox variations) are included, but some certainly are as well as many works considered apocryphal by Jews and all the Christians.
I know that Tobit and Ecclesiasticus (ben Sirach) are there along with the Apocrypha of Moses. I'm not sure of others.

Inventory of Manuscripts from Caves 1 - 11 (http://www.flash.net/~hoselton/deadsea/caves.htm) provides a list, (ordered by the cave where each was found), that you can wade through. I have not yet found a consolidated list ordered from book to cave.

Dieter
05-23-2002, 02:32 AM
Serious answers?!?!?!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Lord god in heaven. What has this thread turned into?

Dead Sea Rolls? Is that like love handles?

AskNott
06-04-2002, 12:16 AM
According to ancient legend, a priest was admitted to heaven and was granted permission to view the original manuscripts of the Bible. After several days of study, the priest ran out of the Library, wailing and tearing at his hair. "No!" he screamed, "It says we should celebrate, not be celibate!"

Hoopy Frood
06-04-2002, 11:48 AM
Maybe Martin Luther would have had more success on his Diet of Worms if he could have had some Dead Sea Rolls to take with him.

BigT
01-11-2013, 12:35 AM
According to Ezekiel, they taste like honey.

(I wonder if God made the opposite mistake as the OP.)

Rhythmdvl
01-11-2013, 12:39 AM
You bumped an eleven year old thread for that? You could have at least said that Ezekiel said they taste like braiiinss or something. Sheesh!

moriah
01-11-2013, 01:34 AM
According to Ezekiel, they taste like honey.

(I wonder if God made the opposite mistake as the OP.)

You bumped an eleven year old thread for that? You could have at least said that Ezekiel said they taste like braiiinss or something. Sheesh!

Even worse, the scrolls that Ezekiel ate *in a vision* have nothing to do with the Dead Sea Scrolls, or the OP's unfortunate typo of 'rolls' which brought up the whole eating nonsense, which again, has nothing to do with either Ezekiel's eating of scrolls in a vision or the actual Dead Sea Scrolls.

si_blakely
01-11-2013, 03:50 AM
And while this thread has popped up

The Dead Sea Scrolls Online (http://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/)

Si

Leo Bloom
01-11-2013, 04:17 AM
Actually, they were still very gnoshtic.
Made for a good nosh?

Leo Bloom
01-11-2013, 04:19 AM
According to Ezekiel, they taste like honey.

(I wonder if God made the opposite mistake as the OP.)Nice cite. Didn't they also taste like burning coals sometime?

Leo Bloom
01-11-2013, 04:21 AM
Crap, I didn't know that I just complimented a zombie bump made just to let fly a joke.

Sailboat
01-11-2013, 08:38 AM
Actually, they were still very gnoshtic.

Even though it's an old thread, I have to say, I liked this reply very much. :)

panache45
01-11-2013, 09:53 AM
And wouldn't they be bagels? Actually bagels that float.

Cicero
01-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Dear Lord, three things I pray....

Simplicio
01-11-2013, 11:16 AM
I like the idea of BigT spending the last decade trying to find the perfect Dead Sea Rolls pun. Keeping a log of different ideas, paying groups of people money to listen to his ideas so he can carefully screen-test each one. His family has left him, driven away by his obsession, his friends avoid him, not wanting to hear hours of analysis of his different ideas.

Then Bam!

According to Ezekiel, they taste like honey.

And all of a sudden, its all been worth it.

AK84
01-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Zombie Dead Sea Rolls. Now I have seen everything.

Polycarp
01-11-2013, 11:47 AM
Zombie Dead Sea Rolls. Now I have seen everything.

Complete with Zombie Apocrypha (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=2123774&postcount=20)!

Jake
01-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Does that include the Apocrypha?
Or Esther Rolle?

CurtC
01-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Didn't they also taste like burning coals sometime?

I hope not - in the book of Ezekiel, he was supposed to cook the bread over a fire made with human feces.

Rhythmdvl
01-11-2013, 12:28 PM
I like the idea of BigT spending the last decade trying to find the perfect Dead Sea Rolls pun. Keeping a log of different ideas, paying groups of people money to listen to his ideas so he can carefully screen-test each one. His family has left him, driven away by his obsession, his friends avoid him, not wanting to hear hours of analysis of his different ideas.

Then Bam!I say we get Richard Dreyfuss to play him in the movie. Richard Dreyfuss and lots of mashed potatoes.

Dog80
01-11-2013, 01:50 PM
Is it true that the scrolls are kept in a specially made bunker that can go underground and automatically gets covered by slabs of lead in case of nuclear war?

Or was that for another historical artifact?

Drunky Smurf
01-11-2013, 02:00 PM
And wouldn't they be bagels? Actually bagels that float.

True fact. The Ark was made of bagels.

lieu
01-11-2013, 02:04 PM
Scroll, scroll, scroll in ze hay

Chefguy
01-11-2013, 02:57 PM
I'm pretty sure that the Dead Sea Rolls were discovered in Delhi by Colonel Mustard.

Elendil's Heir
01-11-2013, 03:02 PM
Dead Sea Rolls. That might explain the long-purged conundrum "Did Jesus Eat Pie?"

When come back bring Aramaic pie.

According to Ezekiel, they taste like honey....

Mmm. Sacrilicious.

lieu
01-11-2013, 03:11 PM
Dead sea rolls... and here I'd always heard they were fertile crescents.

Hypno-Toad
01-11-2013, 03:52 PM
True fact. The Ark was made of bagels.

You mean the Ark of the Condiment?

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.