Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New archeological evidence may prove new origins for the Dead Sea Scrolls
The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?  The new clues hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several groups, hidden away during wartime—and may even be "the great treasure from the Jerusalem Temple," which held the Ark of the Covenant, according to the Bible.  The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered more than 60 years ago in seaside caves near an ancient settlement called Qumran. The conventional wisdom is that a breakaway Jewish sect called the Essenes—thought to have occupied Qumran during the first centuries B.C. and A.D.—wrote all the parchment and papyrus scrolls.  But new research suggests many of the Dead Sea Scrolls originated elsewhere and were written by multiple Jewish groups, some fleeing the circa-A.D. 70 Roman siege that destroyed the legendary Temple in Jerusalem.

Full article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100727-who-wrote-dead-sea-scrolls-bible-science-tv/ 

UFO seen over South African town of Pretoria

Residents in Pretoria were awestruck by a reported UFO sighting, which appeared for two consecutive nights in the town of Booysens.  "I couldn't make out the shape of the object because the three lights were too bright, but it almost had a heart shape because there were two lights on top, a blue light on the left and an emerald green light directly next to it, on the right side, with a big bright white light underneath it which shone straight down," Engela Van der Spuy (67), a resident of Booysens, told Beeld.

Full article: http://technology.iafrica.com/news/space/2552161.htm

According to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Paul the Psychic Octopus is a symbol of Western 'decadence and decay'!!
He claims that the octopus is a symbol of decadence and decay among "his enemies".  Paul, who lives at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre, in Germany, won the hearts of the Spanish by predicting their World Cup victory.He became an international star after predicting the outcome of all seven German World Cup matches accurately.  However, the Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading "western propaganda and superstition." Paul was mentioned by Mr Ahmadinejad on various occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend.
Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/7912418/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-attacks-Octopus-Paul.html

English witch drags local Geolong police officer along her car and claims innocence because...she's an alien and Earthly rules don't apply to her!!
A self-proclaimed Geelong witch told a traffic cop she was not subject to earthly laws as she was "a being from another world".  "Your laws and penalties don't apply to me. I'm not accepting them, I'm sorry, I must go, thank you," Eilish De Avalon said, driving off with the officer's arm caught in her driver's side door.

Full article: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2010/07/27/195111_news.html

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