Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient leather and papyrus scrolls first discovered in 1947 in caves on the NW shore of the Dead Sea. Most of the documents were written or copied between the 1st cent. BC and the first half of the 1st cent. AD
Sections in this article:
- Other Texts
- Scrolls of the Qumran Caves
- Control and Publication of the Scrolls
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