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Dead Sea Scrolls

Between 1947 and 1956 thousands of fragments of biblical and early Jewish documents were discovered in eleven caves near the site of Khirbet Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea. These important texts have revolutionized our understanding of the way the Bible was transmitted, and have illuminated the general cultural and religious background of ancient Palestine, out of which both Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity arose.

Discovery The finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Testimonia An anthology of Bible verses concerning the Messiah.

Isaiah Pesher An ancient commentary on the book of Isaiah.

The Rule of the Congregation Rules for living in the Messianic age.

Copper Scroll A list of buried treasure.

Qohelet Fragments from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

The Words of Moses A document using themes from the book of Deuteronomy.

Books of Interest Translations and books of general interest on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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