Dead Sea Scrolls

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About The Dead Sea Scrolls

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The Dead Sea Scrolls have been digitally imaged at a very fine sampling, thanks to Google and Israel Museum (Israel's national museum). The significance and history of the scrolls can be read on the Israel Museum website.

Access the Data

http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/

Contents of the Data

In all, five scrolls were imaged:

  • Great Isaiah Scroll
    • The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) is one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947. It is the largest (734 cm) and best preserved.
  • War Scroll
    • The War Scroll (1QM), popularly known as "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness," is one of the seven original Dead Sea Scrolls discovered.
  • Temple Scroll
    • The Temple Scrolla (11Q19) was almost certainly discovered in 1956 in Cave 11, located about two kilometers north of Khirbet Qumran.
  • Commentary of Habakkuk Scroll
    • The Commentary on Habakkuk (Pesher Habakkuk, 1QpHab), is a relative complete scroll (1.48 m long) and one of the seven original Dead Sea Scrolls discovered.
  • Community Rule Scroll
    • The Community Rule (Serekh Hayahad, 1QS), formerly called the "Manual of Discipline," is the major section of one of the first seven scrolls discovered.