DEAD SEA SCROLLS


DEAD SEA SCROLLS
   a collection of early manuscripts of the HEBREW BIBLE discovered in a cave in 1948 near the Dead Sea. In addition to Biblical texts, the scrolls contain other documents relating to the RITUALS and discipline of an unnamed religious SECT often identified as ESSENES. Controversy surrounds the interpretation of this material.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • DEAD SEA SCROLLS — DEAD SEA SCROLLS, the popular designation given to collections of manuscript material found in 1947 and the following years in various caves west of the Dead Sea, notably at qumran , Murabbaʿāt , Khirbat Mird, together with en gedi and masada .… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — Dead′ Sea′ Scrolls n. pl. ara a number of leather, papyrus, and copper scrolls dating from c100 b.c. to a.d. 135, containing partial texts of Old Testament books and some non Biblical scrolls, in Hebrew and Aramaic, and including apocryphal… …   From formal English to slang

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — Dead Sea Scrolls, the a collection of ancient Jewish ↑scrolls (=rolls of paper containing writing) from around the time of Christ. They contain the oldest copies of parts of the Old Testament of the Bible, and were found near the Dead Sea between …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — n. a number of scrolls dating from about 100 B.C. to about A.D. 70 discovered at various times since 1947 in caves near the Dead Sea: they contain Jewish Scriptural writings and religious writings of an Essene community …   English World dictionary

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — Coordinates: 31°44′27″N 35°27′31″E / 31.74083°N 35.45861°E / 31.74083; 35.45861 …   Wikipedia

  • Dead Sea scrolls — The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of roughly 1,000 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1979 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — a number of leather, papyrus, and copper scrolls dating from c100 B.C. to A.D. 135, containing partial texts of some of the books of the Old Testament and some non Biblical scrolls, in Hebrew and Aramaic, and including apocryphal writings,… …   Universalium

  • Dead Sea scrolls — noun (Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s the Dead Sea Scrolls provide information about Judaism and the Bible around the time of Jesus •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead Sea scrolls — Documents first discovered accidentally in 1947 on the west side of the Dead Sea, in what was the country of Jordan and which has been the Israeli occupied West Bank, where a Jewish monastic community was established near Qumran in the 1st cents …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Dead Sea Scrolls — ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea …   English contemporary dictionary


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