Dead Sea Scrolls

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About The Dead Sea Scrolls


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.

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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.