The Dead Sea Scrolls Online

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In a joint project with the Israel Museum, Google have put the Dead Sea Scrolls online for the first time. Considered one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls date from around 250 BC to 68 AD and comprise some 800 documents in many tens of thousands of fragments. The ancient scrolls were first discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947 and continue to be studied and scrutinized by scholars. As well as shedding a great deal of light on the Jewish world at the time of Jesus, the scrolls also demonstrate the accuracy of our modern-day Old Testament in representing what the original authors first wrote.

Explore the scrolls here:

In this video, New Testament professor Craig A. Evans discusses the Biblical manuscripts, textual criticism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls (HT Brian LePort):

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His book on the Dead Sea Scrolls is available from Amazon and B&H Publishing.

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