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Dead Sea Scrolls: Websites

An overview of resources available on the Dead Sea Scrolls and related sources on ancient Judaism at Yale Library.

Internet Resources

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Provides a fascinating virtual tour of the Qumran site with reconstruction of the ancient buildings, background material, extensive bibliographies, and links to articles available online.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Timetable

An in-depth timetable of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the resulting debates and scholarship.

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

The Israel Museum's Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project allows users to examine and explore the most ancient manuscripts from Second-Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage and are now accessible online.

The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Offers an exceptional encounter with antiquity. Using the world's most advanced imaging technology, the Digital Library preserves thousands of scroll fragments, including the oldest known copies of biblical texts, now accessible to the public for the first time.