Note: Today’s release comes about 15 months after after Google and the IAA made hi-res images of five of the dead sea scrolls available online. More about that project here.
Now, today’s news.
From the Official Google Blog:
The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, an online collection of some 5,000 images of scroll fragments, at a quality never seen before. The texts include one of the earliest known copies of the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the Ten Commandments; part of Chapter 1 of the Book of Genesis, which describes the creation of the world; and hundreds more 2,000-year-old texts, shedding light on the time when Jesus lived and preached, and on the history of Judaism.
The site displays infrared and color images that are equal in quality to the Scrolls themselves. There’s a database containing information for about 900 of the manuscripts, as well as interactive content pages.
The scanned images are at 1215 dpi.
Direct to Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Library
Read the Complete Google Blog Post
More Digitized Materials
In the past week we’ve posted about other digitized religious documents that might also be of interest.
- From The British Library: New Testament From the Oldest Complete Bible Available Online For the First Time (12/17/2012)