Operation Scroll offering 12th cave findings

In the late 1940s, young Bedouin goatherds discovered a cave in the Judean Desert, bored like the path of a giant termite into the hillside. Within the cave the teenagers found something puzzling: ancient jars in rows. The jars held the first of the parchments that would come to be known as the Dead Sea […]

Simcha Jacobovici finding references to Jesus in Dead Sea Scrolls

John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel on the world’s first streaming service devoted exclusively to documentaries, CuriosityStream, presented in March Simcha Jacobovici his investigation into The Dead Sea Scrolls. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls between 1946 and 1956, first by Bedouin goat-herds and then by archaeologists, in caves on the shores of […]

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 […]