The En-Gedi Scroll

 

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The En-Gedi scrolls were excavated from an ancient synagogue's Holy Ark in the 1970s, it was a bittersweet discovery for archaeologists. Though the texts provided further evidence for an ancient Hebrew community in this oasis near the Dead Sea, the scrolls had been reduced to charred lumps by fire. Even the act of moving them to a research facility caused more damage. But decades later, archaeologists have read parts of one scroll for the first time. A team of scientists in Israel and the US used a sophisticated medical scanning technique, coupled with algorithmic analysis, to "unwrap" a parchment that's more than 1,700 years old.

 

En-Gedi scroll undergoes a CT Skyscan

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The CT Skyscan reveals the creators name יהוה or (YHWH in English consonants) pronounced "YaHuWaH" in paleo Hebrew script written on the scroll. The Creator NEVER changes and he is the same yesterday, today and forever, and so is name, unchanging!

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Found in roughly the same area as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the En-Gedi scrolls were used by a Hebrew community in the region between the 8th century BCE and 6th century CE. In the year 600 CE, the community and its temple were destroyed by fire. Archaeologists disagree on the exact historical provenance of the En-Gedi scrolls—carbon dating suggests fourth century, but stratigraphic evidence points to a date closer to the second. Either way, these scrolls could provide a kind of missing link between the biblical texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the traditional biblical text of the Tanakh found in the Masoretic Text from roughly the 9th century. The En-Gedi scroll even duplicates the exact paragraph breaks seen later in the medieval Hebrew. The only difference between the two is that ancient Hebrew had no vowels, so these were added in the Middle Ages. This scroll provides strong evidence that today's Tanakh "already existed in a standardized form in the first century C.E.