Qumran Caves, Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Jewish religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert, near the Dead Sea. They were discovered in 1947 by Bedouin herders who found clay jars in Palestine’s Qumran caves containing thousands of parchment scrolls that were more than 1,800 years old, including some of the oldest surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible. These were written by the scribes of the Essenes community, written in Hebrew; Aramaic, Greek, and Nabataean-Aramaic.

Qumran Caves