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Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls



Tel Aviv University and Israel Antiquities Authority Research team.

(JNS) - Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Temple period.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, led by Professor Oded Rechavi of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Professor Noam Mizrahi of the Department of Biblical Studies-working with colleagues from Sweden's Uppsala University, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Cornell University-have successfully decoded ancient DNA extracted from the animal skins on which the Dead Sea S...

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