This one hasn’t hit the big media outlets yet, but then archaeological news is sometimes slow out of the gate.
The two small pieces of brown animal skin, inscribed in Hebrew with verses from the Book of Leviticus, are from “refugee” caves in Nachal Arugot, a canyon near the Dead Sea where Jews hid from the Romans in the second century, Eshel said in an interview with The Associated Press. The scrolls are being tested by Israel’s Antiquities Authority.
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If this is confirmed, it will be the first discovery of ancient Scripture in the Judean desert since the Dead Sea Scrolls. One has to ask how many more writings may still await discovery. Perhaps the Judean Desert is not yet tapped out.