The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
City University Hong Kong
Celebrating the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project – and
now in Chinese
One million unique visitors in just 4 days
Dr. Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Dr. Susan Hazan – Crowd-sourcing R Us Libraries and Museums in an Era of
Participary Culture Salzburg Global
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The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Media
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/media
In the Media
Global Media Coverage
Bloomberg - "Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online as Google Joins Israel Museum to Help Scholars"
Associated Press - "2000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls go online"
CNN International - 7 minute Interview with Yossi Matias
CNN.com - "Google Makes 5 Dead Sea Scrolls Searchable" (includes additional TV piece)
MSNBC - "Call them the Dead E-Scrolls: Ancient documents go digital"
AFP - "Israel Museum, Google put Dead Sea Scrolls online"
Country Specific Coverage
Israel:
Channel 2 evening news cast - Leading news channel
Walla - Leading news website - "The Dead Sea Scrolls are now available online with the help of Google"
People and Computers - Professional website " The Israel Museum of Jerusalem and Google have made the
Dead Sea Scrolls live online"
Ynet - Leading news website - "Dead sea scrolls now online"
Ynet (English) - "Dead Sea Scrolls go online"
Nana 10 - Popular news website - Dead sea scrolls now online"
Haaretz print edition (front page) - "The Dead Sea Scrolls go online after 2,000 years"
Haaretz - News website - "Dead Sea scrolls: Now online"
Calcalist - Financial website - "The Dead Sea Scrolls go online"
Israel Hayom - Daily national paper - "Isaiah's vision - Version 2.0"
Mako - Leading news website - "History in High Definition: The Dead Sea Scrolls go online"
Jerusalem Post - "Google and Israel Museum publish Dead Sea Scrolls online"
TechSlut (blog)
HT Mobile - "Dead Sea Scrolls go digital"
Haaretz - "Virtual Dead Sea Scrolls get more than a million hits in just one week" (plus Hebrew version)
US:
Associated Press - "2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls go online"
Notable Syndication: MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Boston Globe, Fox
News, USA Today, CBS News, Huffington Post, Newsday, NPR, The Sacramento Bee
Bloomberg - "Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online as Google Joins Israel Museum to Help Scholars"
Notable Syndication: San Francisco Chronicle
ABC News - "Dead Sea Scrolls Now Available Online"
ABC News - (TV item) - "Google and the Israel Museum have posted the Dead Sea Scrolls Online"
TIME - "Google Side-Project Update: Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Viewable Online"
CNET - "Dead Sea Scrolls come to life on the Web"
NPR Blog - "Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Online"
CNN - "Google makes 5 Dead Sea Scrolls searchable"
NBC News - "Dead Sea Scrolls Live Online"
Forbes - "Google is Digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Gizmodo - "The Google-Powered, Digital Dead Sea Scrolls are a History Buff's Dream"
Los Angeles Times - "Dead Sea Scrolls go online, thanks to Google, Israel Museum"
Mashable - "Google & The Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online"
China Times 28.9.1011
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
What happened in those first four days?
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
1,051,439 Unique Visits
2,691,195 Page views
2.56 Pages/Visit
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Where did they come from?
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
1,051,434 unique visits came from 213 countries/territories
Top 12
1 United States
2 Japan
3 Canada
4 Netherlands
5 Croatia
6 United Kingdom
7 Brazil
8 France
9 Germany
10 Spain
11 Argentina
12 Israel
410,393
59,908
50,497
38,558
36,900
36,330
35,204
30,452
27,121
25,540
22,167
21,679
What languages do they speak?
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Sep 25, 2011 – Nov 9, 2011
How they came to us?
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Source Medium
Visits
(direct)
facebook.com
google organic
googleblog.blogspot.com
news.cnet.com
bbc.co.uk
english.imjnet.org.il
index.hr
washingtonpost.com
youtube.com
foxnews.com
elpais.com
nu.nl
blog.livedoor.jp
bloomberg.com
japan.cnet.com
google.com
yahoo organic
dailynews.yahoo.co.jp
bing
gizmodo.com
spiegel.de
abcnews.go.com
csmonitor.com
theregister.co.uk
latimesblogs.latimes.com
forbes.com
huffingtonpost.com
history.com
jpost.com
imj.org.il
287,569
48,472
43,974
35,348
26,728
23,515
16,089
15,370
15,080
14,559
13,439
11,447
11,090
8,917
8,103
8,090
7,573
7,477
7,372
7,275
6,924
6,717
6,584
6,068
5,655
5,608
5,334
5,262
5,205
4,952
4,717
How they came to us?
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Source Medium
Visits
(direct)
facebook.com
google organic
googleblog.blogspot.com
news.cnet.com
bbc.co.uk
english.imjnet.org.il
index.hr
washingtonpost.com
youtube.com
foxnews.com
elpais.com
nu.nl
blog.livedoor.jp
bloomberg.com
japan.cnet.com
google.com
yahoo organic
dailynews.yahoo.co.jp
bing
gizmodo.com
spiegel.de
abcnews.go.com
csmonitor.com
theregister.co.uk
latimesblogs.latimes.com
forbes.com
huffingtonpost.com
history.com
jpost.com
imj.org.il
287,569
48,472
43,974
35,348
26,728
23,515
16,089
15,370
15,080
14,559
13,439
11,447
11,090
8,917
8,103
8,090
7,573
7,477
7,372
7,275
6,924
6,717
6,584
6,068
5,655
5,608
5,334
5,262
5,205
4,952
4,717
On which mobile platform
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Most popular page
1,553,764 Homepage
Isaiah Scroll
887,603
War Scroll
250,577
Dead Sea Scrolls video
186,114
Temple Scroll
185,520
Habakkuk Scroll
116,153
Community Scroll
108,685
About the Project
66,221
Isaiah video
35,599
War video
14,043
Temple video
11,366
Discovery of the Scrolls
10,670
Habakkuk video
9,770
Temple video
9,132
Community video
8,723
Significance
8,450
Shrine of the Book
5,660
Qumran Community
5,034
In the Media
1,024
Terms ©
715
Dead Sea Scrolls user community
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Dead Sea Scrolls user community
Lord, it's amazing. I love what you've done for us. 놀라우신 주님, 당신이 행하시는 모든 일, 나는 사랑합니다.
LeeSaya 9/28 3:45pm
I am so pleased and blessed by this site and the sight of the anointed word of God! One of my favorite
versions of the bible is exactly the same words of these Dead Sea Scrolls! Wow is all I can say! Precious!
I am Bubba Nicholson, Stevie Spielberg's friend. I want to offer my congratulations to you all on this magnificent achievement. I hope
that you manage to publish all the texts quickly. It would also be nice to see the oldest Christian Bible and Koran in Israel, along with
other fine old books of Israel on these pages
Amazing. And to be able to view this online, connecting Cent -1 to Cent 21. Wow!!!
jack 9/30 1:43pm
I'm speechless.
amananderson 9/29 5:24pm
Dead Sea Scrolls user community
Was the lost gospel of Thomas in these writings somewhere?
If not is it something that might be published? Thank you so much for
putting these online – this is just what the internet was invented for!
Kevin McCaughey 9/28 4:30pm
Ok I don’t get this, there is so much information missing, who ate the bottom of
these scrolls, how are we going to figure out the missing parts?
Eli 9/27 4:36am
We won't/can't --that is the frustration of studying ancient documents
[Jeremy] 10/1 5:39am
No. The dead sea scrolls are mostly from before
the time of Jesus. The Gospel of Thomas was
part of the manuscripts found in Egypt (Nag
Hammadi) in 1945 three years before the DSS
were found. The DSS were written by people
who were part of a Jewish sect. The Nag
Hammadi texts were about 400-500 years later
and were written by Gnostics --a Christian sect.
The Gospel of Thomas has been widely
published and is still in print. An Amazon search
should show several. Many of the Nag Hammadi
texts are still in print in James Charlesworth's
New Testament Apocrypha from Doubleday.
Ray 10/1 4:10am
Thank you for allowing the public to view these. I am however a little confused by the fact you
would use the "BCE" term instead of "BC" while referring to
[Jeremy] 9/27 6:31pm
It's the new, hip way that scholars are using the term -- BCE (before common era) and CE (common era). The acronyms BC and
AD are considered old school, now. Ü
Is there any information about Mary Magdalene in these scrolls?
goldenpuma33
10/1 2:25pm
No. They were written before she was born.
Ray
10/2 7:51am
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Glowinteractive
What happens when history and technology merge .... ?
Dead Sea Scrolls 2.0
USATODAY
Digital technology brings new life to Dead Sea Scrolls
Washingtonpost The Washington Post
Dead Sea Scrolls go online, 2,000 years later
Israeli Consulate (@israelconsulate)
Dead Sea Scrolls can now be Google'd - Still behind glass,
but we removed the "No Touching" signs
Jerusalem Post Jerusalem Post News
Google and Israel Museum publish Dead Sea Scrolls online:
Fragments are "our Mona Lisa," says museum director.
AP The Associated Press
Two thousand years after they were written, some of the
Dead Sea Scrolls go online for the first time
RWW ReadWriteWeb
Google Announces Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project
Engadget
Google puts the Dead Sea Scrolls in the cloud, promises
they won't dissolve when you touch them
@berkmancenter Cambridge, MA
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University - exploring
cyberspace, sharing in its study, and helping to pioneer its development
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/
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Google Goes Holy, Puts the Dead Sea Scrolls Online
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez4Iih9sxK4
Dead Sea Scrolls on TV stations around the world
Lapsed writer, collecting distractions
http://favstar.fm/users/beingtheo
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The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ch/home
死海古卷数码计划中文版由香港城市大学的以下四位学
生翻译完成:
Olivia So Yin Wai 苏盈蔚
Cynthia Ma Hiu Wan 马晓云
Isabel Meng Qianyu 孟倩宇
Zita Lau Mei Po 刘美宝
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ch/home
死海古卷数码计划中文版由香港城市大学的以下四位学
生翻译完成:
Olivia So Yin Wai 苏盈蔚
Cynthia Ma Hiu Wan 马晓云
Isabel Meng Qianyu 孟倩宇
Zita Lau Mei Po 刘美宝
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The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
dss.collections.imj.org.il
Dr. Susan Hazan
Curator of New Media
[email protected]

Powerpoint - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem