Technology can be truly amazing

According to an article in the September 22, 2016 issue of The New York Times (“Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Biblical Scroll”, by Nicholas Wade), using x-ray based micro-computed tomography and a visualization technique called “virtual unwrapping”, the text of a carbonized parchment scroll found at Ein-Gedi (on the shore of the Dead Sea) about 50 years ago has been retrieved without unrolling the scroll. Now scholars hope to apply this technique to the carbonized scrolls from Herculaneum. What a boon to scholarship. Technology can be truly amazing.