Fragment of Nehemiah in Dead Sea Scrolls

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 […]

Dead Sea Scrolls available at the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls digitization project

Between the 2nd century bce and 2nd century ce the majority of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written. During this time, different Judean groups struggled to obtain and maintain political and religious leadership. As primary sources, the Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on these historical events and explore the ways that various Jews of the […]