What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls? - Professor Lawrence Schiffman discusses the Qumran Scrolls - Jewish History It was probably the worst time to have to deal with ancient manuscripts. 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 rock or earth, he heard the sound of breaking pottery. Peering into the cave, he saw a number of tall clay jars. Together with a cousin, he entered the cave, where he found one jar containing some scrolls. Although hostilities between the Jews of the area and Arabs were obviously imminent, archaeologist Eleazar Sukenik managed to buy three for the Hebrew University. It was probably the worst time to have to deal with ancient manuscripts The scrolls, which would turn out to be some of the most famous archaeological finds of all time, sold for negligible amounts. Because of the political situation in the Middle East, Jewish scholars could not directly approach Samuel to purchase the scrolls. The Dead Sea Scroll Scholar Professor Lawrence Schiffman. How to View the Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls and undying controversy (Israeli Antiquities Authority…) In June 1954, a small advertisement ran in the Wall Street Journal: "Biblical manuscripts dating back to at least 200 BC are for sale." The commercial offering was the start of a long and controversial path for the Dead Sea Scrolls, a cache of fragmentary writings in Hebrew and Aramaic (with a few in Greek) that were found in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. The ancient documents include early copies of almost every book of the Hebrew Bible and have been called, justifiably, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. But that is one of the few things scholars have agreed on. The first controversy followed fast on the scrolls' discovery in the late 1940s, in what is now known as the West Bank. The manuscripts offered in the Wall Street Journal had been brought to the United States by a Syrian archbishop, who didn't want the scrolls to end up in Israeli hands.
25 Fascinating Facts About the Dead Sea Scrolls @ Century One Bookstore 1.The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between the years 1947 and 1956. The area is 13 miles east of Jerusalem and is 1300 feet below sea level. The mostly fragmented texts, are numbered according to the cave that they came out of. They have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.There are nonbiblical writings along the order of commentaries on the OT, paraphrases that expand on the Law, rule books of the community, war conduct, thanksgiving psalms, hymnic compositions, benedictions, liturgical texts, and sapiential (wisdom) writings. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. The rugged terrain of the Qumran area. All materials contained in are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than private, non-commercial viewing purposes.
Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation Website Les manuscrits de la mer Morte L'aventure de la découverte des célèbres manuscrits antiques commence en 1947 dans les collines de Judée, lorsque le jeune berger Mohammed edh-Dhib Hassan, surnommé "le loup", cherchait un de ses animaux égaré dans les falaises calcaires qui surplombent la rive nord-ouest de la mer Morte. S'étant assis à l'ombre des rochers, il jeta en guise de jeu une pierre dans un trou de rocher visible en face de lui. Il fut surpris d'entendre un bruit d'objet cassé provenant du creux où il avait jeté la pierre. Intrigué, il revint le lendemain en compagnie de son cousin, et les deux jeunes gens équipés de lampes et de cordes pénétrèrent dans la grotte, quasiment inaccessible au flanc de la falaise. Ils y trouvèrent huit gandes jarres fermées par des couvercles. Les deux jeunes bédouins apportèrent leurs manuscrits à un antiquaire de Bethléem, Khalil Iskander Schahin, surnommé Kando. Mais la saga ne faisait que commencer. Fragment de manuscrit de Qumrân (accordancebible.com). Bassins (rituels ?)
Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 981 texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. They were found inside caves about a mile inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. Nine of the scrolls were rediscovered at the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in 2014, after they had been stored unopened for six decades following their excavation in 1952. The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with deuterocanonical and extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism. Due to the poor condition of some of the Scrolls, not all of them have been identified. Discovery Qumran cave 4, where ninety percent of the scrolls were found Initial discovery (1946–1947) Scrolls and fragments
Gnostic Society Library: Sources on Gnosticism and Gnosis Almost all of the several dozen internet sites with collections of texts similar to our own obtained their material by directly or indirectly copying some files present at the Gnosis Archive. Ours was perhaps the first major collection of such texts to appear on "the web" in 1994, and thus has served as a source for others creating "their own" collections. Unfortunately transcription errors, typos, and primitive HTML formatting were present in the massive amount of material added to the Gnosis Archive in our first years; in a repeated process of "copying" they have been very widely propagated around the internet. Over nearly two decades we have made many corrections to these texts.
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Keith Cleversley's "The Gnosis of Myth" | KEITH CLEVERSLEY Introduction The Western world has done a fantastic job of masking our disconnection to our natural spiritual connection to the Divine, to each other and to this suffering planet of ours. As modern scholars state, “book” religions have become an incredibly effective inoculation against discovering our true nature, as science and materialism has made it even more difficult for any one of us to escape the mind-numbing indoctrination of the Western world. But our mutual quiet desperation that most of us deny, the deep soul-encroaching emptiness that those of us courageous enough to allow ourselves to feel; it truly exists through no fault of our own. It’s been implanted deep within each one of us long before we were born because of the loss of much of humanity’s connection to the sacredness of life. The great news is that there’s more than a small hope to find a way out of the darkness. How We Lost Our Way So wait just a second! Without question, that truly is a resounding; “Yes!”