Post by sevenofnine on Jun 7, 2020 15:33:44 GMT -5
Oh yeah DNA that Pesky DNA quoting Deadline NBC reporter Keith Morrision
JERUSALEM, Israel – After completing a grueling seven-year study on DNA samples taken from the Dead Sea Scroll fragments, Israeli researchers have unlocked new information about the origin story of the world’s oldest known copies of biblical texts.
The study reveals that some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are not from the Dead Sea where they are believed to have been written by an ancient Jewish sect called the Essenes. Instead, some were written far away from where they were found in Qumran.
Researchers made this breakthrough discovery by analyzing the DNA of the animal skin the scrolls were written on.