The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls (the Israel Museum And Google Project)

The first seven Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by chance in 1947 by Bedouin of the Ta’amra tribe, in a cave near Khirbet Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. Three of the scrolls were immediately purchased by archaeologist Eliezer Lipa Sukenik on behalf of the Hebrew University; the others were bought by the Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Mar Athanasius Samuel. In 1948 Samuel smuggled the four scrolls in his possession to the United States; it was only in 1954 that Sukenik’s son, Yigael Yadin, also an archaeologist, was able to return them to Israel, and they were ultimately entrusted to the Shrine of the Book Foundation. They have been on display in the Shrine of the Book at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, since 1965.  The Dead Sea Scrolls collection is incredibly valuable to both Jewish and Christian studies as its finding provide much needed and missing context. This is an incredible new resource Digital Dead Sea Scrolls online that is available for all people worldwide. Please, visit its official site here.


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  1. Helena Gill

    Thank you for displaying this for all those who love to learn about our God & Lord…. I am truly greatful, very greatful. May God bless the World. Love & light to yous.

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      You are most welcome! Dr. Eli

  2. andrew hull

    I have always been pulled to the dead sea scrolls. it’s wisdom, truth, insight and knowledge. Now I can read them in English. May God bless you and your whole team for this gift.

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Dear Andrew, by no means we can take credit for it. As the movie shows it belongs to Israel Museum and Google, but we are happy to share great links when we find them. Dr. Eli

  3. Bonsai Jansen van Vuuren

    I am so excited about this. I’m still a very junior student of Biblical Hebrew. Thank you for making these accessable to everybody