10 Interesting Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls

Those are the following facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls which probably some information about it. The Dead Sea Scrolls also known as the Qumaran Caves Scrolls. It a collection of 981 different texts which discovered between 1946 and 1956 in eleven caves from the ancient settlement at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. And here are the following facts about the Dead Sea Scrolls available below.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 1 : The Name

The Dead Sea Scrolls mentioned as some texts which founded in caves. Then, the caves are located at 2 kilometres from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. Among of this located, then the text named by The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 2 : Content of Texts

The text’s content are the historical of religion and linguistic one. Its all because the manuscripts which found are the content of biblical known as the Hebrew Bible Canon. Also it contains the evidence of the variety of religion which occured on the time its made.

Facts 2 The Dead Sea Scrolls

Facts 2 The Dead Sea Scrolls

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 3 : Silver Scrolls

Some of the texts are the common paper which it surviving. Then also there are two silver scrolls which have contain the biblical text and it known are older than the Dead Sea Scrolls. They had exavated by Ketef Hinnom in around 600 BCE.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 4 : Written

The texts are mostl written in Hebrew and some in Aramaic, also a few in Greek. Then discoveries are from the Judean Desert, Latin and Arabic. The texts are written on the partchment, papyrus and on copper.

Facts 4 The Caves it Discovered

Facts 4 The Caves it Discovered

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 5 : The Discovery

This such a large discovery which the 972 manuscripts were found at Qumran in two separate formats such as the scrolls and as the fragments from the previous scrolls and texts. Then some fragment found per pieces on some cave, then the cave were divided to help on collect based on continue of texts and also the time it discovered.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 6 : Fragments

The fragments which found had no spesifications on its archaelogical provenance. The people just estimated that the fragments have come from Wadi Qumran Caves, but some seemly from the Judaean Desert Area. Then its only set as the temporary “X” series.

Facts 6 The Fragment

Facts 6 The Fragment

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 7 : Origin

The origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls still has no final decision. Some people still debated about the origin of this scrolls. The last theory said that this scrolls were produced by Jews living at earby of Qumran was mostly known as Essenes, but there are some new modern scholar who make the previous theory become unclear.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 8 : Parchment

The Dead Sea Scrolls are written in the parchment. In the past century, the parchment are made by the animal hide, which identified as vellum (88.5 – 90.5 % of the scrolls), papyrus (8.0 – 13.0 %), and from bronze which composed by 99.0% copper and 1.0% tin. The hide were indentified from the DNA test by Israel Scholar.

Facts 6 The Pottery

Facts 6 The Pottery

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 9 : Preservation

The Dead Sea Scrolls were founded in Qumran area which have the dry characteristic of area. The tanning are lack of the use in scrolls, then the waterflow which only a few may take place into the preservation of this scrolls.

Facts about The Dead Sea Scrolls 10 : Temporary Public Exhibitons

Small of the Dead Sea Scrolls are collected by the museum around the world. And it display in some museum too to shows the historical texts one. The exhibitions majority took place in United Kingdom at 1965 and in the United Kingdom from 1993 to 2011.

Facts 10 Scholar

Facts 10 Scholar

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