Dead Sea Scrolls


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Dead Sea Scrolls

pl.n.
A group of scrolls and scroll fragments of leather, parchment, and papyrus, mostly dating from the last two centuries bc, that contain passages from books of the Hebrew Scriptures and from apocryphal biblical books as well as sectarian writings. They were discovered between 1947 and 1956 at sites along the Dead Sea and are of great importance for reconstructing the compilation of the Hebrew Scriptures and for understanding Jewish culture in the era immediately preceding the birth of Jesus.

Dead Sea Scrolls

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(Bible) a collection of manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic discovered in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. They are widely held to have been written between about 100 bc and 68 ad and provide important biblical evidence

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a number of leather, papyrus, and copper scrolls dating from c100 B.C. to A.D. 135, containing partial texts of Old Testament books and some non-Biblical scrolls, in Hebrew and Aramaic, and including apocryphal writings, commentaries, hymns, and psalms: found in caves near the Dead Sea beginning in 1947.
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Noun1.Dead Sea scrolls - (Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s; "the Dead Sea Scrolls provide information about Judaism and the Bible around the time of Jesus"
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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"The scrolls, which have provided archaeological and religious scholars new ways of looking at the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish world of Jesus have been produced in 37 volumes by the Oxford University Press." The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in the Qumran caves near the Dead Sea by two Bedouin tribe shepherds.
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Recently, the Israel Antiquities Authority took the fragments off the shelves as part of its ongoing project to digitize the entire body of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The special imaging equipment in use for the project, originally developed for NASA, not only shed new light on some of the scrolls but raised the tantalizing prospect that there could be an entire additional Dead Sea Scroll whose existence was unknown until today.
The (http://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/learn-about-the-scrolls/introduction) Dead Sea Scrolls were found in several Qumran caves in the 1940s and 1950s.
Leshonot Rishonim: Studies in the Language of the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Aramaic.
"Although fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls would be available from secure museum collections elsewhere in Germany, we agree with the expertise of our Israeli and German colleagues that an exhibition without samples from the collection in Jerusalem would not be appropriate," he said.
But recently, another cave that could potentially house more Dead Sea Scrolls has been discovered.
In the Dead Sea Scrolls episode, a dramatic voice-over says, "In a ritual that seems to foreshadow the teachings of John the Baptist, the scroll writers used sacred waters to spiritually cleanse themselves.
goes on to identify various uses of the term "desert" in a metaphorical sense in other sectarian texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. She remarks, at the end of the article, that the
Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, in caves by the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, was one of the greatest archaeological events of the 20th century.
Mr Vermes had an early interest in the Dead Sea Scrolls, a cache of documents written between 200 BC and AD 200 which were discovered in caves at Qumran, near Jericho, between 1947 and 1956.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is hosted on the Google Storage and App Engine ecosystems, and utilizes Maps, YouTube, and Google image technology.