Googling the Dead Sea Scrolls By Sara Sidner, CNN Jerusalem (CNN)â€“Tania Treiger pulls on her tight blue gloves and picks up her tweezers, preparing for the extraordinary job she has been hired to do. She is one of only five conservators in the entire world allowed to handle one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century. Treigerâ€™s job is to help conserve and record the more than 2,000-year-old pieces of parchment that make up Dead Sea Scrolls. Many of the fragments are smaller than a bottle cap, and Treiger is taking painstaking measures to preserve the tiny pieces of history by laying each one under a camera to be photographed. The work she and many others are doing now is making it possible for anyone around the world with access to the Internet to see and study the scrolls. The scrolls were found by Muhammad Ahmed al-Hamed, a Bedouin shepherd, in Khirbet Qumran in caves near the Dead Sea 65 years ago in what was then the British Mandate Palestine, now the West Bank. When pieced together, the scrolls reveal some of the holiest and well-known texts of the world. In the delicate pieces of ancient parchment you can see the text of the Ten Commandments, the first chapter of Genesis, Psalms and many of the writings that make up the Bible as well as other non-biblical books. Nearly 900 manuscripts are now online because of a partnership between the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google. Pnina Shor, who heads the Dead Sea Scrolls project, says she hatched the idea five years ago. â€œThese are manuscripts written 2,000 years ago, at the time when both Judaism and Christianity were formalizing as we know them today,â€ Shor said. Follow the CNN Belief Blog on Twitter It has taken five years to get 5,000 scroll fragments online, which includes an exciting development due to modern technology. A thousand of the fragments have been photographed using NASA technology to reveal text previously impossible to see. â€œFor me, this is a dream come true,” Shor said. “I have been working on this five years, and it is now like a dream come true because now not only the scholarly world is going to care for this but the public as well.” The process of revealing even more detail in the scrolls and digitizing them includes photographing each fragment 28 times front and back, using 12 colors of the spectrum and NASA technology. Once Treiger puts the scroll fragment on the table to be photographed, photographer Shai Halevi sets the computer, and it snaps away using filters that are blue, green, red and many colors undetectable to the eye. Halevi explains how it works: â€œWe took the pictures over there with all the colors, different light length, then we’re getting all the exposures on the screen, and I’m combining them all into one multispectral image. And now secret writings are going to be revealed with the infrared image.â€ The Dead Sea Scrolls website offers all kinds of information, even details about each fragment. The search engine will tell you what cave the fragment was found in (the scroll fragments were found in several caves that came to be known as the Qumran caves); what language is written on the fragment; and what it says, translated into English or Hebrew and, very soon, Arabic. You can zoom in to see the finest detail. At a press conference in Jerusalem, the head of Googleâ€™s Research and Development in Israel, Yossi Matias, explained the companyâ€™s role in making these ancient scrolls available to the masses. â€œGoogle’s mission is to organize the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful. And it’s hard to think about more important content than the scrolls that have such significance to so many people worldwide Ya Got-to-luv this stuff…hidden in plain sight we just have to be willing to review and revisit our view based on the new evidence; we need to look at the new material, [to date 2-22-2013 globally only the scholars not the pastors or reverends have researched the DSS material] which includes Peshar/Commentaries that connect the dots and are aware of all the scrolls/books/text and reference works which are currently available to us in the Dead Sea Scroll collection, from the first century …scrolls written on both sides Revelation 5:1 X Daniel 12:9; then it is just a matter of doing the math like Sir Isaac Newton did, who btw does not view rapture (see the Newton Chart http://www.isaacnewton.ca/) …IT DISCTINCTLY SAYS, AND GOD WILL REMEMBER HIS SON SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF HIS TIME: YOU KNOW NOT MOSES,THE PSALMS AND THE PROPHETS, 2000 YEARS LATER; REALLY! The DSS material was never disputed by anyone, Polycarp, Pliny, Josephus, Paul, Gamamiel, Hillel,12 Disciples, the Nazarene (the Anointed-the Christ), John the Baptist (INFACT, JOHN THE BAPTIST LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THE ESSENES COMMUNITY), etc.; what was disputed was xxxxxx the pious (extreme) life style the Essenes lived, which they documented as part of the collection and disputes were only by the Sadducees & Pharisees. The Essenes were archivist, copiers of ancient text going back to the time of easily Noah and definitely Enoch, son of Jared, seventh from Adam, surely if cave paintings are dated prior to this time there was some kind of glyph or writ used by the ancients at the time of Enoch when his sons were command to take the messages Enoch received in Heaven to all the nations on earth at the time, ancient text used and understood by many, especially since we find at the time of Moses he wrote it out then Joshua re-wrote what Moses had written for the same reason, preservation, in hard copy. The Essenses were the google or wiki-pedia of their time. I believe they knew exactly what they were doing and why based on the evidence found at the site, it had all been laid out in the books of Jeremiah, Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, etc; they just acted upon the sign f the times as instructed. I also believe another discovery will occur in our lifetime, so far only in 11 Caves have been found, my money is on there is a 12th, based on the Hebrew way, Hebrewism and HH.