Dead Sea Scrolls - The Scrolls date from around 250 B.C. to 68 A.D. and were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek; they contain Biblical and apocryphal works, prayers and legal texts and sectarian documents. This priceless collection of ancient manuscripts is invaluable to our understanding of the history of Judaism, the development of the Hebrew Bible, and the beginnings of Christianity.

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Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovered first in 1947 in desert caves. Ascribed by some scholars to the Essenes, an ancient Jewish sect, dated to the turn of B.C. to A.D.

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Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden in jars which were later found in the excavation of Qumran. This type of pottery is unknown elsewhere: since it was found in the caves where the scrolls were hidden, and in the Qumran ruins, many believe it is conclusive proof that the scrolls were written in Qumran.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Caves | ... of prehistoric caves where Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947, Israel

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The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. They were specifically located at Khirbet Qumran in the British Mandate for Palestine, in what is now known as the West Bank.

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Qumran Israel - Jars in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Cave #1. 1st C. BCE - 1st C. CE. Pottery. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dead Sea Scrolls Museum.

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Copper Scroll Found With Dead Sea Scrolls - 1947.he Copper Scroll (3Q15) is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Cave 3 near Khirbet Qumran, but differs significantly from the others. Whereas the other scrolls are written on parchment or papyrus, this scroll is written on metal: copper mixed with about 1 percent tin.

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Suggested book of the day - The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Dead Sea Scrolls Examination - Possibly the coolest archeological experience you will have in Israel, in the most bizarre architectural structure...

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