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  Dead Sea Scrolls
Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship (Library of Congress) --Images of 12 scroll fragments and other artifacts that formed the core of the 1993-94 traveling exhibit at the Library of Congress, NY Public Library, and the Vatican.
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Hebrew U) -- Images of 4 scrolls from Cave 1, bibliography of recent scholarship and papers from annual international symposia on scroll research in relation to interpretation of the Bible, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, the Damascus document; Jewish history, liturgy, wisdom; rabbinic literature and early Christianity.
Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran (Mitchell A. Hoselton) -- resources include an inventory of manuscripts from Qumran, a timeline of discoveries and profiles of persons who have been connected to the scroll saga, a bibliography and glossary.
virtualreligion.net /iho/dss.html   (3803 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls
These similarities as well as parallels between the literary style of certain scrolls and that of the New Testament have led some scholars to claim that Jesus and John the Baptist were either part of or strongly influenced by a sect at the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Control and Publication of the Scrolls - Control and Publication of the Scrolls Most of the originals of the scrolls are at the Rockefeller...
Dead Sea Scrolls: Scrolls of the Qumran Caves - Scrolls of the Qumran Caves Three types of documents have been found in the caves near Qumran:...
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 CNN - Dead Sea scrolls alive on computer - April 18, 1996
Fifty years ago, the scrolls were found in caves near the Dead Sea, but they have been seen only by a few scholars since then.
Since the scrolls are written in a language similar to Hebrew, the database had to be formatted to read and search text right to left.
Scroll specialists are confident that the database will increase understanding of the Dead Sea scrolls and improve information gathered from the documents.
www.cnn.com /TECH/9604/18/dead.sea.scrolls   (428 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls & Qumran - Index
The entire community of interested scroll scholars is simply stuck with the work and the notes produced at the time and the artifacts found at that time which happen not to have been lost in the intervening decades.
The evidence that has not been released includes the scrolls themselves (which all admit are too fragile to permit general access), the archaeological materials (all of which is inaccessible, some of which appears to be missing, and most of which has still not been published), and the notes from the early archaeological digs at Qumran.
This site is geared to generating a wide angle view of the scrolls, the scrolls' original owners and copyists, the modern scroll scholars, their techniques, and the lessons that they have, or should have, learned.
www.flash.net /~hoselton/deadsea/deadsea.htm   (9174 words)

  
 Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition)
The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest.
The Library's exhibition describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/scrolls/toc.html   (197 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A.D. It has also been hypothesized that the Qumran scrolls are the secreted library of a community, perhaps Essene, that lived at Qumran, and thus survived the destruction of the settlement in c.
The intact scrolls and other materials were published in the decades following their discovery, but many fragments remained unpublished and under the control of a small group of scholars, originally appointed by Jordanian officials, and their intellectual heirs.
International dissatisfaction with the limited access allowed to, and the slow rate of publication of, the scrolls that remained unpublished led the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., to allow (1991) scholars access to its set of master negatives of the scrolls despite the objections of the Israeli Antiquities Authority.
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 DEAD SEA SCROLLS & 3 PERSONALITIES
Envisaging a foreign threat the Essenes living on the shores of the Dead Sea hid the jars containing their precious manuscripts in the mountain Caves, located in a valley known as Qumran.
The scholars have dated these manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ranging from 10 B.C. to 68 A.D. The Scrolls have proved valuable tools in the reconstruction of history of the advent of early Christianity.
The scrolls told their own story, at the centre of which was a single protagonist, the ‘Teacher of Righteousness’- an exemplar of the same virtues associated with James.
www.mostmerciful.com /scrolls.htm   (1337 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls: The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls: The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
In the spring of 1947 Bedouin goat-herds, searching the cliffs along the Dead Sea for a lost goat (or for treasure, depending on who is telling the story), came upon a cave containing jars filled with manuscripts.
We do not know precisely who wrote those sectarian scrolls, but we can say that the authors seemed to be connected to the priesthood, were led by priests, disapproved of the Jerusalem priesthood, encouraged a strict and pious way of life, and expected an imminent confrontation between the forces of good and evil.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/discovery.shtml   (389 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls, Essenes - Crystalinks
The Dead Sea scrolls comprise roughly 825-870 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea).
The biblical manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls push that date back to the 2nd century BC, and until that happened the oldest Greek manuscripts such as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus were the earliest extant versions of biblical manuscripts.
The scrolls thus provide new variants and the ability to be more confident of those readings where the Dead Sea manuscripts agree with the Masoretic text or with the early Greek manuscripts.
www.crystalinks.com /dss.html   (2722 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls - Picture - MSN Encarta
In 1947 Jum’a, a shepherd of the Ta’amireh tribe of the nomadic Bedouins, discovered ancient scrolls rolled up in leather and cloth in a cave to the northwest of the Dead Sea in the Qumrān Valley.
A remarkable archaeological find, the scrolls formed the first part of a collection of Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts that were discovered in quick succession after Jum’a’s original find.
These ancient texts, which include the Book of Isaiah in its entirety and fragments from all other books of the Old Testament except for the Book of Esther, turned out to be more than 1000 years older than any other known Hebrew texts.
encarta.msn.com /media_461526313/Dead_Sea_Scrolls.html   (115 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls
In the north west corner of the Dead Sea, we find Qumran and the Essene, at approximately 14 miles east of Jerusalem, in an area known as the wilderness.
When the Scrolls were found in 1947 they were regarded as one of the world most important discoveries, due to the parallels with Christianity, the established church rapidly assembled a team of researchers and scholars to begin the process of translation and cataloging of the scrolls and fragments found in the different caves, about
In the case of the scrolls, one of the main fragments that was used to date the works was written in a semi-cursive, not on a book-hand, and due to this fact, we can no longer use the date of approx.
www.geocities.com /engvaj/Scrolls.html   (1647 words)

  
 Importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Dead Sea Scrolls have demonstrated that the Old Testament was accurately transmitted during this interval.
The scrolls had been stored in haste in the caves as the community fled the encroaching Roman army, which was in Judea to put down the Jewish Revolt of AD 66-70.
The contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls indicate that their authors were a group of priests and laymen pursuing a communal life of strict dedication to God.
www.christiananswers.net /q-abr/abr-a023.html   (2421 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls
The source of this excitement is what these Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the history of the Second Temple period (520 B.C.E.-70 C.E.), particularly from the second century B.C.E. until the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E.-a time of crucial developments in the crystallization of the monotheistic religions.
Professor Sukenik, after initially defining the time span of the scrolls as the Second Temple period, recognized their special significance and advocated the now widely accepted theory that they were remnants of the library of the Essenes.
The scrolls are viewed as an eclectic collection, neither necessarily inscribed in the Dead Sea area nor sectarian in nature, perhaps even remains of the library of the Temple in Jerusalem.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/deadsea.html   (2698 words)

  
 Discoveries by the Dead Sea
The boats employed for this purpose were perhaps of the type used in the Dead Sea as depicted in the Madaba map (sixth century A.D.), which had both oars and sails and could generate considerable speed on the highly buoyant waters of the sea.
Texts similar to the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the mountaintop fortress of Masada, most likely brought in by refugees fleeing Jerusalem during the Jewish War (66 C.E. to 70 C.E.).
The Dead Sea Scrolls"show that at the time the scrolls were hidden, there was not yet a single authoritative text of scriptural writings but rather different versions of the same texts that circulated widely among the Palestinian Jews.
www.mystae.com /restricted/reflections/messiah/deadsea.html   (6935 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Gnostic Society Library
Comprehensive collections of the Dead Sea Scrolls texts in translation are only available in print editions (listed in the bookstore), but a large introductory sample of selected texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls is available here online (several new selection have recently been placed in this collection, available here since 1994).
Early studies of the DSS identified this voice as Essene, and viewed the Scrolls as a remnant of the sect's library.
The simple truth is that the scrolls contain a representative sample of the diverse literature that Jews were producing during the latter part of the Second Temple Era, a time marked by factionalism and ferment in the Jewish community of Eretz Yisrael.
www.gnosis.org /library/dss/dss.htm   (2453 words)

  
 THE QUMRAN LIBRARY: SCROLLS: Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition)
However, scholars are exploring the possibility that Jonathan-Jannaeus, unlike the other Hasmonean rulers, was favored by the Dead Sea community, at least during certain periods, and may explain the prayer's inclusion in the Dead Sea materials.
This scroll was discovered in 1956, when a group of Ta`amireh Bedouin happened on Cave 11, but it was first unrolled fourteen years later, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Inscribed in the scroll are parts of the final chapters (22-27) of Leviticus, the third book in the Pentateuch, which expounds laws of sacrifice, atonement, and holiness.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/scrolls/scr3.html   (1237 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Gnostic Society Library: Texts from the Scrolls
DSS texts are identified by a number and letter combination, indicating the cave from which they were recovered: "1Q" indicates the text was found in Qumran cave 1; "4Q" means found in Qumran cave 4.
Dead Sea Scrolls with Rachel Kohn) was sponsored by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2000.
The Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit at the Library of Congress included translations and high-quality photographs of selected sections of several scrolls.
www.webcom.com /~gnosis/library/scroll.htm   (964 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls - Qumran Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Those scrolls related to a pietistic commune and include ordinances, biblical commentaries, apocalyptic visions, and liturgical works.
While the group producing the sectarian scrolls is believed by many to be the Essenes, there are other scholars who state that there is too little evidence to support the view that one sect produced all of the sectarian material.
Continue exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls with The Qumran Community.
www.ibiblio.org /expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/Library/library.html   (249 words)

  
 WSOCTV.com - Dead Sea Scrolls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FORUM: The Dead Sea Scrolls is considered by some to be one of the most important exhibits to come to Greater Charlotte.
Since their discovery nearly half a century ago, The Scrolls and the identity of the nearby settlement have been the object of great scholarly and public interest, as well as heated debate and controversy.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and various artifacts were found in 11 different caves near the ruins of the ancient city of Qumran.
www.wsoctv.com /deadseascrolls/index.html   (663 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls @ CenturyOne Bookstore
From the time the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947, in a tiny cave near Qumran, until now, they have been the topic of much discussion and controversy.
The Scrolls provide written records of a period for which other documents of the time are very scarce.
The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
www.centuryone.com /dss.html   (1078 words)

  
 Dead Sea Scrolls
The Writing World of the Dead Sea Scrolls Rochelle Altman examines the textual identity of the and explains how in our current world these associations are unconscious and the choices automatic whilst in the past these associations were conscious and the choices deliberate.
Robert A. Kraft suggests that for continued discussion and understanding of various debates over the scrolls, a broader picture of the historical context of the scrolls, and of Judaism and early Christianity, is important.
An exhibit of Scrolls from the Dead Sea at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
www.otgateway.com /deadseascrolls.htm   (645 words)

  
 The Dead Sea Scrolls
A couple of scholars on the program deny the virgin birth of Christ and a few established Dead Sea Scroll scholars admit that there is a degree of uncertainty in the study of the scrolls, but we still never see evidence that the traditional consensus is under serious attack.
This special baptism is described in the same scroll in relation to a certain man who "shall be plunged into the spirit of purification that he may instruct the upright in the knowledge of the Most High and teach the wisdom of the sons of heaven to the perfect of way.
The Dead Sea Scroll known as the Damascus Document talks about "the men who enter the New Covenant in the land of Damascus." The Qumranites believed that entering their Community meant entering into the New Covenant which God had made with them.
www.auburn.edu /~allenkc/openhse/deadsea.html   (9235 words)

  
 The Huntington Library
The original Scrolls, discovered between 1947 and the early 1950s in caves near the Dead Sea, are housed in the Rockefeller Museum and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.
There are a number of websites devoted to the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the Israel Museum site, the Library of Congress site, and The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Microfilm copies of the Scrolls are not available to the general public, but can be requested through inter-library loan from a public or academic library near you.
www.huntington.org /LibraryDiv/DeadSeaScrolls.html   (443 words)

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