The Common Good

Today's News Round-up

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital

The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated for the digital age. In a partnership between Google and the Israel Museum, five of the manuscripts are now able online HERE and can be searched, enlarged, and translated with the click of a button. The five manuscripts available now in digital form include the oldest copy of Hebrew scripture in existence, the Isaiah Scroll. More documents to be made available in the coming years. Read a complete new report about the digitized scrolls HERE.

Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination

Writing in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, David Graeber says the (largely) young Americans protesting Wall Street in various "Occupy" demonstrations are stepping up to reclaim their future. "We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt," Graeber wrote on Sunday (9/25.) "Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories

Resources

Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)