Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls

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?


Jul 13

First Person: Was the Dead Sea Scroll Community Celibate?

By: Hershel Shanks

One of the many fascinating questions about the Dead Sea Scroll community living at Qumran is whether its members were celibate. Did they marry and have children or not?

May 4

Advanced Technology Shines Light on More Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Thanks to advanced imaging technology, Dead Sea Scroll fragments containing writing too faint to read with the naked eye have now been deciphered.


Mar 19

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.


Mar 16

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Denver

By: Megan Sauter

Select Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado, from March 16 to September 3, 2018. Two scrolls have never been exhibited before.