Scroll of Isaiah from Qumran.
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Title:Scroll of Isaiah from Qumran
Notes:"In 1947 an Arab shepherd boy was looking for a lost goat in caves in the Judean desert on the west side of the Dead Sea when he chanced upon some of the first Dead Sea Scrolls (often called the Qumran scrolls). He was throwing rocks into the caves to see if the goat was there, and instead he heard the breaking of pottery. The sound frightened him and he ran away, but later he returned to examine the caves and found the broken pots containing manuscripts. The discovery of several other ancient manuscripts from Qumran shook the scholarly world: one was the Isaiah Scroll and another the Habakkuk Commentary. The scholars at the American School of Oriental Research realized immediately that these scrolls were older than any Old testament manuscripts to date. At least eleven caves in the vicinity of Qumran held manuscripts of all the biblical books except Esther and Nehemiah. The dates of these manuscripts range from about 250 BC to AD 50." (Wegner, 187)
Date:1st century
Building:Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)
Object/Function:Books and manuscripts

Scripture:Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Luke 4:14-21
Person as Subject:Isaiah (Biblical prophet)
Lectionary links:CEpip03
General Subject:Scroll

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Record Number:54196 Last Updated: 2017-12-24 15:30:07 Record Created: 2009-02-04 14:22:13
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Journey from Texts to Translations
Author:Wegner, Paul D.
Publisher:Baker Academic