A major re-examination of the scrolls was therefore undertaken by the [[University of Southern California]]'s West Semitic Research Project, using advanced photographic and computer enhancement techniques which enabled the script to be read more easily and the paleography to be dated more confidently. The results confirmed a date immediately prior to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586/7 BCE.<ref>Barkay, G., A.G. Vaughn, M.J. Lundberg and B. Zuckerman, "The Amulets from Ketef Hinnom: A New Edition and Evaluation," ''Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research'' 334 (2004): 41-71. (An innovation in the report was the simultaneous publication of an accompanying "digital article," a CD version of the article and the images).</ref> Dr. Kyle McCarter of [[Johns Hopkins University]], a specialist in ancient [[Semitic scripts]], has said the study should "settle any controversy over [the date of] these inscriptions".<ref name=Silver>[http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/science/28scro.html?_r=1&8dpc=&pagewanted=all&position=&oref=slogin "Solving a Riddle Written in Silver", New York Times, 2004].</ref>
Dr. Wayne Pitard has stated that although evidence for the antiquity of the Priestly Blessing is now compelling, this does not necessarily mean that the [[Book of Numbers]] already existed at that time.<ref name=Silver/> Dr. James R. Davila has similarly pointed out that the idea that the scrolls are "proof that the Five Books of Moses were in existence during the First Temple period" (as described in an article in the Israeli newspaper ''[[Ha'aretz]]'') is "an overinterpretation of the evidence." He nonetheless acknowledged that the find proves that at least "some of the material found in the Five Books of Moses existed in the First Temple period."<ref>Davila, James, [http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2004_09_26_archive.html#109644758320238769 "MORE ON THE KETEF HINNOM AMULETS in Ha'aretz]," ''Paleojudaica'', Sept. 2004.</ref>
== Gulungan ==
Dua '''gulungan perak''' dengan kode KH1 dan KH2, memuat tulisan dalam [[huruf Ibrani Kuno]], bukan huruf Ibrani Aram kotak yang dikenal saat ini. Terjemahan tulisan yang terbaca merupakan hasil penelitian.