The Dead Sea ScrollsHumanities/Social Sciences
Israel Antiquities Authority, The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
“A collection of thousands of scroll fragments belonging to about a thousand manuscripts written at the end of the Second Temple times in the 1st century BCE – 1st century CE, found in caves and sites in the Judean Dessert on the western shore of the Dead Sea. The scrolls include copies of every book of the Bible except for the Book of Ester, Apocrypha, Phylacteries (Tefillin), Mezuzot and Sectarian texts. They are written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. In addition a large collection of personal and administrative documents were found dated to the Bar Kokhba revolt.
The Israel Antiquities Authority is engaged in the conservation, preservation and digitization of the scrolls using the most advanced technologies available at present.”
Photo: 11QPsalmsa, multispectral image: Shai Halevi, Courtesy of The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library; IAA