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    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a well-known archaeological finding of manuscripts that recorded biblical documents and religious history, copied in the second century. The scrolls were discovered in the years 1947-1956, at Khirbet Qumran, a large area of the Dead Sea’s northwestern shore. These scrolls were retrieved from eleven different caves and are classified in three categories: Jewish literature (400 manuscripts), biblical books (200, manuscripts) and Sectarian compositions (200 manuscripts). The Dead Sea Scrolls had been kept hidden for over two thousand years, so this discovery was viewed as incredibly valuable for early Christianity and the history of Judaism. These findings ignited public interest and invoked excitement and controversy…

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls

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    articles revolving around such disaster. Such as, linking the upcoming apocalypse to the Dead Sea Scrolls. But what do we really know about the Dead Sea Scrolls? Were they written to prophesy future events of catastrophes and death? Or are they just ancient scrolls that just so happened to be found near the Dead Sea? While researching the history about the…

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    Alike the Sadducees, historical data on this Jewish sect was vague, incomplete and perhaps thought to be destroyed until the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is from the Dead Sea Scrolls that their existence was made available. The Essenes were a semi-monastic and separatist community, and they would have been the recorders and preservers of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Essenes lived ascetic lives. They denied themselves the pleasures and luxuries of the world system. They lived alone in…

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    An Introduction to the Theology of the Hodayot Scroll” Jane Doe BOTB: 685A The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Apocrypha April 20, 2012 Introduction When the first set of Dead Sea Scrolls was discovered in 1947, the collection contained several never before seen non-biblical scrolls. Among these unknown scrolls, was the scroll given the Hebrew name Hodayot or the Thanksgiving Hymns. The scroll received this name…

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    The dead sea scrolls are a collection of 230 ancient religious writing from 2000 years ago found in caves around the dead sea. These scrolls were discovered in 1946-1956 and are mostly written in Hebrew with some in Greek and Aramaic. The Dead Sea Scrolls are written mainly on parchment however some are written on papyrus and one is even written on copper. These biblical scrolls contain very similar content to what is in the Bible today and are the most original copies of the current bible.…

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    Reading through Jodi Magness’ The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, I could not help but think how different our knowledge would be had she actually worked directly with Roland De Vaux and how valuable he might have found her thinking as they were unearthing Qumran. Magness takes the stuffiness and statistics out of the equation and gives us a look at the community at Qumran with fresh eyes. In her description of how archaeologists actually work, it was such a shame to learn how…

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a group of ancient scrolls found by the Dead Sea in a cave. In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd tossed a stone into a cave close to the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, in Qumran. Rather than the sound of the stone striking rock or earth, he heard the sound of breaking pottery. Upon investigating he saw a number of tall clay jars. Together with a cousin, he entered the cave, where he found one jar containing some scrolls. The two began showing them to people, looking for a…

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    manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls have been called by scientists “the greatest chirographic discovery of present times.” These scripts contain scrolls of the Torah and non-biblical texts, which are dated from 100 BC to 68 AD. The discovered writings are not original manuscripts, but copies produced by scribes. They are determined to be a thousand years older than the oldest attested traditional Hebrew text of the Torah, which make up the basis of the Old Testament translated into…

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    Lach Ostraca

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    for the scripture.” (Wegner 93) During the period of 1947-1956, one of the greatest archeological discoveries is known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were found in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. These scrolls are most commonly made of parchment but several were written on papyrus. The real value is that they contain the oldest known Biblical record. Within the collection are at least parts of all of the Old Testament books except Esther. One of the more remarkable…

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    Hymns Scroll Analysis

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    E.L Sukenik published the Hymns Scroll (The Dead Sea Scrolls of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem) in 1954-5. Between 1946 and 1956 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by Bedouin shepherds and a team of archaeologists. The scrolls contained a series of eleven caves as were found around the site known as Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea of the Jordan River and it was written in biblical Hebrew. It 's also had over 900 different texts written Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The early Christianity were…

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