THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND WHY THEY MATTER
Discovered by archaeologists who had been excavating the site of Qumran, Cave 2 was found in February 1952 near Cave 1. It contained fragments of many Biblical books, including all Five Books of Moses (the Book of Leviticus is written in old Hebrew script), Jeremiah, Psalms and others, and the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Also found were thongs (photo above) used for tying the scrolls.
Contents found in Cave 2:
2Q21: Apocryphon of Moses
2Q22: Aprocyrphon of David
2Q23: Apocyrphal prophecy
2Q24: New Jerusalem
2Q25: Legal documents
2Q26: Enoch Giants
Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English. New York: Penguin Press, 1997.
Schiffman, Lawrence and VanderKam, James. The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
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