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Judean Desert Texts: What is their significance?

This group includes the legal documents of Jews who fled to caves along the shore of the Dead Sea during the Bar-Kochba Revolt.

By LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN
20/04/2021

Lost biblical scroll may have been 2,700 years old, Israeli scholar says

“The text is very reminiscent of the book of Deuteronomy, and anyone who is familiar with it would feel it. But there are also some differences,” Dershowitz said.

The site of the Qumran Scrolls, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls

Are the newest Dead Sea Scrolls just the beginning?

Some 600 Judean Desert caves surveyed so far, Israeli Antiquities Authority's Eitan Klein tells 'Post' a day after discovery of first fragments in some 60 years unveiled

Sections of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets scroll discovered in the Judean Desert expedition

New Dead Sea Scroll fragments, world's oldest basket found in desert cave

6,000-year-old child skeleton also found in Judean Desert cave. It is the first such discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 and the early 1950s.

A restorer works on a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerus

Dead Sea Scrolls liberator Hershel Shanks passes away at 90

The most notable contribution of Shanks's career may have been a decades-long advocacy for public access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in 1947.

Norman Golb, pioneering Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, dies at 92

Golb also headed a movement in the 1990s to allow increased scholarship of the scrolls, which had been restricted for decades.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
22/01/2021

Did Qumran Jews use Torah scrolls 2,000 years ago? Plot thickens - study

Scrolls have been an essential part of Jewish life for millennia

The site of the Qumran Scrolls, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls

Were the Qumranites preparing for the War of Gog and Magog?

A visit to Qumran National Park and the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls

By MEITAL SHARABI
27/11/2020

TAU prof. receives rare, unrestricted grant of $2.5 mil

"The Polymaths Award is different. They tell you: 'Here are the resources. Do something completely new, take risks. Investigate wild ideas.'"

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