Dead Seas Scrolls Reveal that Noah's Ark Was Shaped Like a Pyramid

Dead Seas Scrolls Reveal that Noah's Ark Was Shaped Like a Pyramid

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According to a reading from a newly digitized fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Noah's Ark was something different than what is currently believed. The 2,000-year-old text may be prove that the Ark was the shape of a pyramid.

Over 50 years ago, a stone thrown by a Bedouin shepherd into a cave led to what some have called the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. The Bedouin heard the stone crack open an earthenware jar. Upon investigating, he found the first of what came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. When all the scrolls and fragments were sorted out, they accounted for about 800 manuscripts. About one quarter, or just over 200 manuscripts, are copies of portions of the Hebrew Bible text.

Two scrolls from the Dead Sea Scrolls lie at their location in the Qumran Caves before being removed for scholarly examination by archaeologists.

Two scrolls from the Dead Sea Scrolls lie at their location in the Qumran Caves before being removed for scholarly examination by archaeologists. ( public domain )

Now, after almost five years, a laboratory established by the Israel Antiquities Authority as part of the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library project, has scanned tens of thousands of fragments from the scrolls with a custom-made camera. Each fragment was photographed 28 times at high resolution using different wavelengths of light. The sophisticated technology enabled researchers to read letters and words that were previously illegible. Some of the newly-digitized fragments offered new interpretations of well-known Biblical stories.

Part of the scroll discussing judgment day, before being scanned.

Part of the scroll discussing judgment day, before being scanned. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority

Part of the scroll discussing judgement day after the scan.

Part of the scroll discussing judgement day after the scan. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority

New Fragments Deciphered

Haaretz reported that the new reading of the fragments has changed our understanding about Noah's Ark. Thanks to the high-resolution imagery, a word following the phrase “the ark’s tallness” had previously been illegible. However, the new scans showed that the correct words is ne’esefet, meaning “gathered,” which according to researcher Dr. Alexey Yuditsky, means that the ark’s ribs were gathered together at the top in the shape of a pyramid. Dr Yuditsky said that the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Bible dating to the third century BC, used a Greek verb with a similar meaning to describe the Ark. Moreover, medieval authors like Maimonides suggested that the ark's roof was pointed.

The newly deciphered words on the ancient parchments stayed hidden for centuries, but are now bringing answers to many long standing questions, as well as raising new ones. Previously, the story of Noah's Ark was known mainly from the Book of Genesis. However, the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran cave in the Judean Desert shed new light on this story.

Qumran cave 4 in the Judean Desert, where ninety percent of the scrolls were found

Qumran cave 4 in the Judean Desert, where ninety percent of the scrolls were found ( public domain )

Noah’s Ark – Not Just a Biblical Story

The Dead Sea Scrolls contain information about many controversial and fascinating topics from the past, the story of Noah and the legendary flood being just one of them. Christos Djonis, guest author of Ancient Origins, explained in his articles ''Evidence of The Great Flood – Real or a Myth? ''( part 1 and part 2 ), that the story of Noah is not just a Biblical account:

''The story of a “Great Flood” sent by God (or gods according to much earlier testimony) to destroy humanity for its sins is a widespread account shared by many religions and cultures around the world, and dates back to our earliest recorded history. From India to ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and even among North American Indian tribes, there is no shortage of such tales that often enough sound very much alike. Some of these stories truly sound so similar that one could wonder whether all cultures around the planet had experienced such an event (...)

Only after 7000 BC when the ocean levels finally began stabilizing, human life once more began to return to normal. Coastal sites no longer had to be abandoned for higher ground, at least for the most part, and between 6000 BC and 5000 BC, once more, we begin to see signs of human activity closer to the sea. Is it a mere coincidence that our “recorded” history happens to start around this time? Is it true that early humans were too primitive to leave traces of their existence behind, or the early pages of our history were “washed away” by the Great Flood of the last ice age? After all, it seems that as soon as the adverse climatic conditions receded, it did not take long for humans to thrive once again. ''

Comments

I have covered this subject in a related set of comments regarding the second Ark, the Ark of teh Covenant. In point of fact the 'vessel' described in the Genes is account is the same length as the geological anomaly, a boat shaped section of rock [of diverse types] that was thought to be a ship which is located at the exact location described in the Chaldean version of the flood tale that was inserted into later versions of the Gilgamesh Epic.
For an accurate, logical and fully supported analysis of the flood tale please see the book:- Deluge:From Genesis to Atlantis at http://independent.academia.edu/HarrySivertsen/ This is free to read online or download and is well illustrated and fully referenced.

I believe that atheists are servants of Satan.

The problem with this is that Noah & Noah's Ark are based on "The Epic of Gilgamesh", which pre-dates the Noah story by thousands of years!

Just because something isn't found does not mean it is not there. example look at the pyramid you have pyramids in egypt, china, south america. How could the same thing be built all over the world in the same way?

With the story of Noah that story has been told by people all over the world during a time where mass communication did not exist.

Fact of the matter is there are a lot of stories in the christian bible, the Koran, the juish Torah, and all of the other bigger religions that are the same not in the exact words but are the same. There are a lot of the holy sights that have the same meaning with the larger religions.

Religion was the creation of our world Religion will also be the destruction of our world.

Interesting how all these people claim that the Flood never happened. It was once possible to walk from where London is now [England] to where Paris is now [France] without getting your feet wet. You would drown in three hundred feet of seawater now, and that's after the mainland has risen due to losing all the ice that once covered it. Since all the oceans are interconnected, that means all the world's oceans have risen by at least that much.n it quite high enough to cover mountains, I agree, but high enough to flood the Black Sea with salt water, and that was a fresh water lake.
It's the only inland sea, and the waters broke through a land bridge to do that.
Most of the ancients lived around the edges of what are now oceans, and Graham Hancock has done a good job of discovering cities that are under water.
Denn

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