Two archaeological discoveries from the 1940s irrevocably changed the study of early Christianity and ancient Judaism: the unearthing of the Gnostic codices found near Nag Hammadi (Upper Egypt) in 1945, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first of which turned up at Qumran (Israel-Palestine), in 1947. 657 more words
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There are many similarities between the Qumran scrolls and the NT. I detail just a few below.
Firstly though, what are the Qumran manuscripts (also known as the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ – DSS) which date from around 250 BCE up to possibly as late as 50 CE and were discovered between 1947 and 1956? 1,799 more words
Why 3D Print Dead Sea Scrolls? Some Initial Observations on the Benefits of 3D Printing for Manuscript Reconstruction
In the latest phase of my project, I have been experimenting with 3D printing Dead Sea Scroll fragments to see how they might be useful for reconstructing manuscripts. 1,474 more words
In this blogpost, I will explain the connection between the initial phases of my work at the Sherman Centre, which focused on textual reconstructions in 1QHa, and how they feed into my current work on 3D modelling the War Scroll (1QM). 1,332 more words
Shortly after the Qumran Cave was ‘found’ in 1947, it was emptied by the various authorities in control at Jerusalem: ‘Discoveries in The Judaean Desert’, published in 1955, showcased research into what was left behind… The authors tell us, ‘one scroll, or part, was found still in its linen wrapper, stuck together to the neck of a jar (pl.I : 8-10); 8 shows the package adhering to the neck of the jar, 10 shows the wrapping opened, to reveal the black mass of what was once a scroll’ (DJD I. 114 more words