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Dead Sea Scrolls
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblical
Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblical Surveys the biblical manuscripts found in the caves around Qumran.
Dead Sea Scrolls, Calendrical Texts
Dead Sea Scrolls, Calendrical Texts Overviews the collection of nonbiblical, fragmentary texts discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 250 bcad 50) that provide viewpoints on the division of the years, yearly cycles, lists of festivals, lunar calculations, and other calendrical information.
Dead Sea Scrolls, History of Research
Dead Sea Scrolls, History of Research Overviews the discovery of and history of research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of writings discovered in the region of the Dead Sea near the site of Khirbet Qumran beginning sometime between winter 1946 and spring 1947.The term “Dead Sea Scrolls” designates
Dead Sea Scrolls, Nonbiblical
Dead Sea Scrolls, Nonbiblical Scrolls found among the 11 caves of Qumran by the Dead Sea that are not copies of biblical books. These scrolls date approximately to 250 bcad 50.The nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls have had a large impact on our understanding of the language, literature, and history of Judaism
Dead Sea Scrolls, Psalms
Dead Sea Scrolls, Psalms A collection of Israel’s worship texts that are part of the collection of ancient texts discovered near the western shore of the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea Scrolls, Wisdom Texts
Dead Sea Scrolls, Wisdom Texts Surveys the biblical, deuterocanonical, and nonbiblical Wisdom texts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 250 bcad 50).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea Scrolls
DEAD SEA SCROLLS. The name given to deposits of ancient texts written in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek, on papyrus or leather, that since 1947 have been discovered near the W shore of the Dead Sea. This label is used in both a narrow and a broad sense. The narrow definition is restricted to mss found in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls. Collection of biblical and extrabiblical manuscripts from Qumran, an ancient Jewish religious community near the Dead Sea. The discovery of the scrolls in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947 is considered by many scholars to be the most important manuscript discovery of modern times.Before
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls The name generally given to the manuscripts and fragments of manuscripts discovered in caves near the northwestern end of the Dead Sea in the period between 1946 and 1956. They are also called by several other terms, such as the `Ain Feshka Scrolls, the Scrolls from the Judean Desert,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrollsin a broad sense, the Dead Sea Scrolls are scrolls and fragments discovered roughly between 1947 and 1956 at seven sites along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. In a narrow sense, however, the Dead Sea Scrolls are restricted to the scrolls and fragments found at Wadi Qumran, the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dead Sea Scrolls
DEAD SEA SCROLLSThe Initial DiscoveryThe recovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been called “the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times.” What enhances the value of the discovery is the paucity of the written records from biblical times from Palestine.In retrospect scholars were able to point
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dead Sea Scrolls
DEAD SEA SCROLLS. Ancient manuscripts discovered in and around the cliffs along the W shore of the Dead Sea.In the broadest usage, the expression Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) embraces all epigraphic remains discovered since 1947 over a 75 km stretch from Wadi ed-Daliyeh 25 km N of the Dead Sea southward to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea ScrollsThe remains of a collection of more than 800 biblical and other mostly religious manuscripts found at Khirbet Qumran (“the ruins at Qumran”) and six other sites along the western side of the Dead Sea from 1947 to 1956. The majority of the texts are inscribed on leather (i.e., animal
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls. †Manuscripts discovered since 1946 in the region of Wâdī Qumrân near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea; they constitute significant early evidence of the biblical text and intertestamental Judaism. Subsequent discoveries at other sites further south are sometimes included in
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Dead Sea Scrolls
DEAD SEA SCROLLS The Dead Sea Scrolls are perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery of the present century. The seven scrolls were found by a Bedouin in a cave near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, in 1947. Some of these were acquired by E.L. Sukenik for the Hebrew University while the rest
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead sea scrollsIn 1947 a Bedouin shepherd, following a stray into a cave along the shores of the Dead Sea, chanced upon the first of a group of ancient manuscripts which have revolutionized biblical studies and the study of ancient Judaism*. The seven major scrolls which emerged from that cave were