Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls

Codex Gigas

Sep 11

Aramaic Biographies of Angels and Demons

By: Andrew Perrin

Part of the challenge and opportunity of studying the Bible is that, while it often feels familiar, it comes from a foreign context. The texts […]

Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Sep 10

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls archive online.

Copper Scroll

Sep 2

Dating the Copper Scroll

By: Megan Sauter

In 1952, archaeologists found the Copper Scroll in a cave at the site of Qumran near the Dead Sea. Made of copper, the scroll stood […]


Sep 1

He Who Freed the Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In 1991, Martin Abegg, Jr., contemplated doing something unprecedented that had the potential to derail his academic career: publishing reconstructions of the Dead Sea Scrolls without the permission of the sluggish and secretive publication team.

Jun 18

Josephus on the Essenes

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.


Dec 28

New Dead Sea Scroll Caves?

By: Megan Sauter

Archaeologists have identified two new caves that may have once held Dead Sea Scrolls.

Oct 23

Five Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake

By: Robert Cargill

The Museum of the Bible announced that at least five of their Dead Sea Scrolls fragments have been determined to be fakes.

Sep 11

The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Marek Dospěl

What is the significance of the Aramaic texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls for elucidating the literary, societal, political, and religious contexts of ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity?

Jul 23

Scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Megan Sauter

What can we learn about scribes and scribal activity from the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Jul 14

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community at Qumran?