Fragment of Nehemiah in Dead Sea Scrolls

English: Dead Sea Scroll - part of Isaiah Scro...

Dead Sea Scroll – part of Isaiah Scroll (Isa 57:17 – 59:9), 1QIsa b (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2012 working together with Esther Eshel of Bar-Ilan University, Torleif Elgvin of Evangelical Lutheran University College in Oslo, Norway, has been examining previously unknown fragments from 29 scrolls celebrated Dead Sea Scrolls (including scraps of four others).

The celebrated Dead Sea Scrolls, first discovered in 1948 in the caves adjacent to the ancient site of Khirbet Qumran near the Dead Sea, are known to represent the earliest known texts of almost every book of the Hebrew Bible, except for two — the Book of Esther and the Book of Nehemiah.

The fragments include that of Nehemiah for the first time, textual variations of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Ruth, Proverbs, and the Twelve; a fragment from an unknown Enoch-related text and two new copies of 1 Enoch; and a new copy of a sectarian biblical commentary. Most of these fragments were found decades ago in “Cave 4” near the Dead Sea, but several were found at the Bar Kokhba caves and some small fragments were originally discovered at Wadi el-Daliyeh, a valley fourteen kilometres north of Jericho.

Read more about it: Book of Nehemiah Found Among the Dead Sea Scrolls

Reprint from previous article originally posted by us on the Multiply site 2013/05/07


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Further reading

  1. Qumrān (region, Middle East)
  2. Qumran Archaeology
  3. Qumran and the Essenes
  4. Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  5. Eliezer Sukenik (Israeli archaeologist)
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  7. Dead Sea Scrolls
  8. The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls/The Pesharim and Qumran…
  9. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English
  10. Dead Sea Scrolls Online: A Window on Judaism in the Time of Jesus (VIDEO)
  11. Dead Sea Scrolls: Words That Changed the World
  12. Scroll Origins: An Exchange on the Qumran Hypothesis
  13. The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls/The Pesharim and Qumran…
  14. The People of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  15. Josephus’s Essenes and the Qumran Community
  16. “Age of Wickedness” or “End of Days”?: Qumran Scholarship in Prospect
  17. Dating the Teacher of Righteousness and the Floruit of His Movement
  18. Mystery Writers; a Long-Accepted Theory about Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls…
  19. biblical literature
  20. The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness (Hebrew document)
  21. Israel Is Building New Center for Ancient Artifacts; Facility Will Display…
  22. The Dead Sea Scrolls after Fifty Years: A Comprehensive Assessment
  23. Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Assessment of Old and New Approaches…
  24. Replicas of Dead Sea Scrolls on Display at Mormon Temple


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