2.0 SACRED TEXT

Codex II-960w-01


New Testament Period Literature




Dead Sea Scrolls N/T & O/T

The Dead Sea Scrolls, in the narrow sense of Qumran Caves Scrolls,1)The term “Dead Sea Scrolls” is used both in a narrower sense, referring only to the finds from the Qumran Caves; or it is used to cover a larger number of sites from the entire Judean Desert, none very far from the Dead Sea, which would include manuscript fragments from a wider range of historical periods.2)The Digital Library: Introduction”. Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-10-13. Many thousands of written fragments have been discovered, the remnants of larger manuscripts damaged by natural causes or human interference, with the vast majority only holding small scraps of text. There are, though, a small number of well-preserved, almost intact manuscripts—fewer than a dozen among those from the Qumran Caves.[The Digital Library: Introduction”. Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-10-13.] [The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls: Nature and Significance”. Israel Museum Jerusalem. Retrieved 2014-10-13.] are a collection of some 981 different texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 in eleven caves (Qumran caves) in the immediate vicinity of the Hellenistic period Jewish settlement at Khirbet Qumran in the eastern Judaean Desert, the modern West Bank. The caves are located about two kilometres (1.2 miles) inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name.


Old Testament Period Literature






Sacred Text Lists.

NEW TESTAMENT TEXT
OLD TESTAMENT TEXT

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1. The term “Dead Sea Scrolls” is used both in a narrower sense, referring only to the finds from the Qumran Caves; or it is used to cover a larger number of sites from the entire Judean Desert, none very far from the Dead Sea, which would include manuscript fragments from a wider range of historical periods.((The Digital Library: Introduction”. Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
2. The Digital Library: Introduction”. Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-10-13. Many thousands of written fragments have been discovered, the remnants of larger manuscripts damaged by natural causes or human interference, with the vast majority only holding small scraps of text. There are, though, a small number of well-preserved, almost intact manuscripts—fewer than a dozen among those from the Qumran Caves.[The Digital Library: Introduction”. Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-10-13.] [The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls: Nature and Significance”. Israel Museum Jerusalem. Retrieved 2014-10-13.]