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Dead Sea Scrolls

From the Israel Museum, Jerusalem:

Significance of Dead Sea Scrolls

This is an introductory LibGuide for researching the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS).

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls constitutes one of the most significant finds in the history of Biblical textual analysis. Found in eleven caves in Khirbet Qumran (the Northwest shores of the Dead Sea) between 1947 and 1956, the extensive collection dates to late in the period of the Second Temple (516 BCE – 70 CE). Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known extant biblical manuscript was the Aleppo Codex, written almost a millennium later in the 10th century. Maimonides (1135-1204) writes that the Codex was the most authoritative text of the Hebrew Bible in his time.

For more information on the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance visit The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.



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