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Liberty University Researchers Discover Dead Sea Scrolls Cave That Might Be Able To Unlock Events In The Bible

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A Liberty University team in Israel has recently uncovered something that would explain the past and unlock the secrets of the Hebrew Bible. A new Dead Sea Scroll Cave may help reveal more about historical and biblical events.

According to reports, the uncovering is called as one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. The Liberty University professors and students who uncovered the Dead Sea Scroll Cave found it during a trip to Israel as part of their Operation Scroll.

There are currently 12 known scroll caves around the Dead Sea, as reported by WDBJ. These Dead Sea Scroll Caves reportedly contain the oldest parts of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Torah. Leading Operation Scroll is Dr. Randall Price. His findings include at least 8 jars which he believes contained the scrolls. Reports indicate that every translation of the Bible since the 1950's has always depended on these Dead Sea Scrolls.

Price says that this new discovery gives people a preview of the past when texts where created by people based on events experienced at the time. However, as much as everybody wants to look into the past, archaeologists found that the parchments are missing.

The ancient documents are believed to have been stolen. The researchers only found one piece of parchment rolled up in a jug that looks like it will be processed for writing, plus fragments of cloth and string used to tie the scrolls, says Hebrew University archaeologist Oren Gutfeld. He believes, without a doubt, that the scrolls were stolen, as reported by CNET.

Israel Hasson, director general of the Israel Antiquities Authority claims that they are on the fast track to protect and uncover these Dead Sea Scroll Caves because thieves are always on the look out for historical artifacts to sell in the market.

Learn more about the Dead Sea Scrolls in this BBC clip below:

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