Is every word in the Bible holy? When did prayers replace sacrificial offerings? The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of 25,000 fragments, but no one knows how to put them together. A new study suggests a way to solve that puzzle, which sheds new light on life in this land 2,000 years ago
Dead Sea scrolls
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All scroll fragments at the Museum of the Bible in Washington turn out to be fakes: Experts explain how we know the massive trove of scrolls held in Jerusalem is genuine
'We’re victims, we’re victims of misrepresentation, we’re victims of fraud,' museum CEO Harry Hargrove says over Dead Sea Scrolls investigation
Two generations photographed the same subject on film, but at different times, from different perspectives
The fragments make up approximately one third of The Museum of the Bible's collection, which was established by the family that owns U.S. craft-store chain Hobby Lobby
Text reveals unique calendar used by Jewish sect that withdrew to the Judean Desert over disagreements with the ruling establishment
With a little help from his wife, researcher Alexey Yuditsky substituted one letter for another and got a lesson on the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden
Documents from Iron Age and Roman times surfacing in the black market helped convince archaeologists there was more to be found.
Previously hidden sections of text on the ancient parchments are answering some long-standing questions – and raising others.
New technologies and alliances will be developed to match up thousands of 2,000-year old parchment fragments.
PM Sharett announces that an Apocalyptic Noah text and the oldest version of Isaiah among the Dead Sea scrolls bought from Syrian Church.
Israeli digital artist Ariel Malka’s unique interactive approach is the talk of the Internet town
These ancient parchments discovered by chance in desert caves by the Dead Sea tell mysteries about the mysterious Jewish sect that wrote them, and debunk a myth about Goliath's height while about it.
Court will weigh whether free speech protection applies in Internet impersonation case.
Why was Canaan really exiled? A website featuring ultra-high resolution photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls brings hidden letters to light for the first time.
This angers Israel's government antiquities authority, which holds most of the scrolls, claims that every last scrap should be recognized as Israeli cultural property, and threatens to seize any more pieces that hit the market.
Study of garments found with scrolls in Qumran caves seems to support contested theory of separatist Essene authorship.
400,000 Americans visit new website launched by Israel Museum and Google.