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The Mysterious Unorthodox History of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Vedic Greeks
By Korifaeus

Only a few days ago i happen to take a look at photos of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and only because i remembered some posters depicting a close-up of a scroll, some time back in New York. Something struck me as odd, thus remembering what i found peculiar, i took a closer look at some photos of the scrolls, to assure myself having seen an oddity.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are said to’ve been written about 2000 years ago, and while some are hardly readable, others have survived quite well from what i could see in the photos. Especially the ink – it never faded away in the two thousand years – it didn’t even turn orange, as ancient ink often times did, and remained black. I thought, wow, they may’ve used Abyssinian dye already back then ? Perhaps an ink form of Abyssinian dye, ‘cuz clothing and thread dyed in Abyssinian ink will never fade; it can be soaked in Clorox, the textile may even fall apart from the bleaching, but the tint will not fade. I must say the ink quality impressed me immensely.

And then i saw what struck me as odd initially, when i noticed posters depicting a scroll a while back – the lines – the script was written under the lines. When looking closely at the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the script was written “under” the lines, as opposed to atop the lines, it actually is more reminiscent of ancient Vedic script out of which Sanskrit developed – the only script written UNDER the lines.

Here a photo of the Habakkuk scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls. No really, Hab a Kuk ( have a kuck/ a look ) 🙂
You can click to enlarge it.

And here a photo of what Vedic script looks like.

See how both scripts are written “under” the lines, as opposed to above the lines ?

What we nowadays consider to be Hebrew Script, may have in actuality been script of ancient Brahmans, who are known to’ve lived in what’s now modern day Israel, until they migrated to India and other places. Considering many words and phrases in Judaism are strikingly similar to words in Hinduism. The word ” Brahman” bears a striking resemblance to the name Abram/ Abraham. Jewish students/scholars go to Yeshiva ( school ). Shiva is a God in Hinduism. Hanukkah is an ancient Vedic holiday, as well, celebrating the Hindi Deity ” Hanuman”, etc. Not to forget the Israelites melted gold into a golden calf/cow in the desert, after Moses led them out of Egypt. Cows are sacred in Hinduism, and Hindus create likenesses / images of the Hindu Gods for worship, also bringing offering to these idols and bowing/ kneeling before them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are said to be for the most part of animal parchment, and the vedics used animal parchment for sacred writings, as well. Not however, Judaic scribes,
because it was prohibited for Judaic people to use animal parchment and considered sacrilege. Judaic people used exclusively ” Paper parchment”. The only ones having used animal parchment were Brahmans and the Greeks – the Greeks of Greece, the Greeks of Persia ( Alexander the Great) and the Greeks of Egypt ( Ptolemaic era), and the Greeks (Hellenists) of Galilee.

When turning the Habakkuk scroll upside down, however – so the words look as though written above the lines – it curiously enough resembles ancient “handwritten” Latin.
You can click to enlarge it.

Here’s a Photo of ancient handwritten latin. And though at first glance it doesn’t resemble the above, it’s handwritten, thus ” individuality” need be considered; the letters used in both scripts, however, are strikingly similar.
You can click to enlarge it.

But it couldn’t have been written by Latin scribes, i.e., Romans, either, because they, too, used Paper/ fiber Parchment, not animal parchment. Though this particular scroll, the Habakkuk scroll, is apparently made of woven fiber, possibly flax fiber ( linen), many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are said to’ve been of animal parchment. And that’s a paradox, because Jewish people use even in modern days animal parchment for sacred writings, such as Torah scrolls, or blessings of Mezuzahs, which is exclusively a Greek custom to use animal parchment for scrolls.

But it could easily be ancient handwritten Latin, as well, and who knows, maybe Greek scribes looking at some Latin scriptures upside down, understood it to be Hebrew and copied it onto animal parchment, and they may’ve done that for some time, and from that day forward, upside down Latin script became known as Hebrew. 🙂

Now that would be a historical hilarity of a lil blunder, and if that would ever turn out to actually be the case, i’m sure we could all get a kick out of it and have a laugh at ourselves, and then there’ll be peace, right ? 🙂



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