Dead Sea Scrolls

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Biblical Archaeology Society has added a new section to their website: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Why They Matter. Here’s a blurb:

“The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest manuscript find of all time. Discovered between 1947 and 1956, the Scrolls comprise some 800 documents but in many tens of thousands of fragments. The Scrolls date from about 350 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.”

They also offer a free e-book, The Dead Sea Scrolls-What They Really Say.

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