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A site with ruins located near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, nearest the caves that yielded the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
QUMRAN, KHIRBET (M.R. 193127). A settlement near the NW shore of the Dead Sea which was associated with the people who produced the Dead Sea Scrolls. Although noted in various explorations of the area around the Dead Sea since 1851 (de Vaux 1953: 89), Khirbet Qumran attracted the attention of archaeologists
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
QUMRAN* Ancient Jewish religious community near the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.On the north side of the Wadi Qumran, about one mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Cave I, lie the ruins of a Jewish monastery known as Khirbet Qumran. The ruins had been noted by travelers for years.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Qumran (koom´rahn), Khirbet (kihr´bet), a sectarian settlement associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls, eight and a half miles south of Jericho, above the west shore of the Dead Sea. The site was excavated 1951–56 by Roland de Vaux of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jerusalem. The sectarian
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
QUMRAN, the name of a wadi near the NW shore of the Dead Sea, but also applied to ruins on its N bank and, more generally, to caves in the surrounding cliffs.R. de Vaux excavated the ruins in 1951 and 1953–6 in the hope of throwing light on the origin of some scrolls which had recently been discovered
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
QumranKhirbet Qumrân (193127), 14 km. (8.5 mi.) S of Jericho overlooking the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, ruins of the site inhabited by the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
QUMRAN (KHIRBET) Khirbet Qumran is situated to the northwest of the Dead Sea, 1,292 feet below sea level, above the left bank of Wadi Qumran. Although the site had been known for more than a century little attention was paid to it until recently, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the nearby
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Qumran and paulIn 1947 a Bedouin boy, looking for lost goats in the caves overlooking the Dead Sea near the arid ruin of Khirbet Qumran, came upon a cache of scrolls which W. F. Albright soon pronounced to be “the greatest manuscript find of modern times.” The first discovery led to a “scroll rush”
Catholic Bible Dictionary
QUMRAN, KHIRBET (Arabic, “the ruins at Qumran”) The site of an ancient settlement in Palestine near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea that became associated with the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947.