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Dead Sea Scrolls online begins

Five of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now online at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/:

The Great Isaiah Scroll
The Temple Scroll
The War Scroll
The Community Rule Scroll
The Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll

Read more about the project
excerpt:
The Project

"The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence, offer critical insight into Jewish society in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period, the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage and are now accessible online."


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