Dead Sea Scrolls
Basic Description of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Seven ancient scrolls, written in Aramaic, Herbrew, and Greek, discovered by Bedouin shepherds in 1947, 13 miles east of Jerusalem turned out to be from the period between 200 B.C. and A.D. 68.
Learn about the community scroll with its rule for community life, and how it compares with the Benedictine Rule.
6 Theories on the Origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Biblical scholars have put forth various theories on the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are considered by many to be the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century.
Pictures of Qumran Community Scrolls
Now that you know what the scroll is about, see pictures of Qumran's Community scrolls.
Dead Sea Scrolls (Qumran) Glossary
Qumran is a region of the Dead Sea that yielded a treasure trove of Biblical documents.
The Dead Sea
An article from the Library of Congress on the Dead Sea, the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Dead Sea Scrolls still a puzzle after 50 years
CNN World News Story Page basic article on the politics of the Scrolls, the Essenes, the history, with photos.
Scrolls from the Dead Sea
Article from the Library of Congress introducing the exhibit "The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship" to Americans.
The Orion Center for the Study of The Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew
Program for studying the scrolls at the Orion Center for the Study of The Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew University.
The Qumran Library
Scrolls from 3rd C. BC - 68 AD include: Psalms, Phylactery, The Community Rule, Calendrical Document, Some Torah Precepts, Enoch, and Hosea Commentary.
Timetable of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Events from February 1947 when a Bedouin shepherd found seven scrolls in jars in a cave to 2000 when "Steve Mason argues that the hypothesis identifying the authors of the Dead Sea scrolls as Essenes ignores & distorts the accounts of Josephus."
The War of the Scrolls
Article from Christianity Today on the work of the Dead Sea Scroll scholars Peter Flint, Martin Abegg, and Craig Evans.
What is the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Will Varner, Christian Answer Net, explains the anticipation the people of Qumran felt for the Messiah.