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The Great Isaiah Scroll  Dead Sea Scrolls
The Great Isaiah Scroll — Dead Sea Scrolls
 

Dead Sea Scrolls

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The Great Isaiah Scroll is the largest and best preserved scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Photo:
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem



About the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, also called Salt Sea, is located between today's Israel and Jordan. Here is the map:

Dead Sea Map Location
Dead Sea Map Location
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The Dead Sea lies 1,300 feet or 400 meters BELOW sea level, which makes it the lowest body of water on the earth's surface.

The Dead Sea is 50 miles or 80 kilometers long and 11 miles or 18 kilometers wide.

As its name suggest, the water in the Salt Sea (Dead Sea) contains an enormous amount of salt. This means you have to try hard if you want to drown.

 

About the Dead Sea Scrolls

In 1947, a shepherd boy checked out a cave at Qumran, located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, and stumbled over the scrolls in the process. In came archaeologists who combed the area, labeled the caves, and found many more documents.

Here is the incredible link to The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls where you can zoom into the text of entire scrolls and read their English translation.

 

Map of the Dead Sea, Khirbat Qumran, and Sodom and Gomorrah
Map of the Dead Sea, Khirbat Qumran, and Sodom and Gomorrah
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