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Israeli Intel Operation Recovers Mysterious ‘Ishmael Papyrus’ from First Temple Period

Published on 12 Sep 2022 / In News and Politics

JERUSALEM, Israel – An extremely rare document from the First Temple period has been returned to Israel through an intelligence operation. Now, everyone is asking, “Who are you Ishmael?” – the addressee on the document.

Experts at the Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) Dead Sea Scrolls Lab inside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem are trying to answer that question. The lab is where they study handwritten fragments from ancient days.

“Welcome to the Dead Sea Scrolls Laboratory, where we conduct the conservation of the largest collection of dead sea scrolls, anywhere in the world. We have some 25,000 fragments, which make up about a thousand manuscripts,” Joel Uziel, head of the IAA’s Dead Sea Scrolls Unit, tells CBN News.

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