When the clay jars at Qumran was discovered it was a 2000-year-old treasure. To think that a treasure can lie in a cave or under the sand of the desert for 2000 years and then someone discovers it is almost unbelievable and yet this is in most cases how it happens. Still the discovery is only the start of the journey because immediately after the discovery is made the interpretation, translation and restoration of the scroll starts.
There is something about lost treasures that attract our curiosity and for good reason. Many of the most important discoveries in caves and under the sand tell us much more about the people of the time than we could ever imagine. St... Read Post
NEW BOOK (Yale News): The Dead Sea Scrolls:? A Biography? John J. Collins, the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation (Princeton University Press) The Dead Sea Scrolls — discovered in caves at Qumran in 1947 ... Read Post
Image by Randall Niles via Flickr The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 caves near Qumran on the Dead Sea by a Bedouin shepherd. Stored for nearly 2 millennia in clay jars or pots, the scrolls survived with the help of the dr... Read Post