The Dead Sea Scrolls: 11 Fascinating Facts

by Desiree Cole

The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most startling discoveries of the 21st century. In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd boy stumbled upon something remarkable while herding his goats off the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in Israel, an area known as Qumran. Click through below to discover some incredible facts about one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time, one that continues to shape our understanding of the Bible today.

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