What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? - FamousWhy
FamousWhy
USA
Famous People Famous Regions Famous Articles Famous Software FamousWhy Web Services Famous Forum Submit Content
|


Statistics:
Visits: 138
Votes: 0
Fame Riser
          
Fame Rank
N/A
Fame Riser
create pool

 

Articles


Ask a Question about What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Famous Tags


education   children   school   inclusive   history   learn   life   parents   society   students   family   novel   people   teachers   about   england   teacher   nature   britain   english   personality   important   mistakes   good   what   language   language teaching   romania   attitude   problems   communication   experience   process   study   middle ages   integration  

All Tags


 

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

 Q:   Ask a Question about What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?       
What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? The Dead Sea Scrolls are religious writings that were first discovered in 1947, hidden in caves near the Dead Sea. The dry atmosphere of the caves had the effect of preserving the scrolls. About 800 scrolls have been found, mostly in a place called Qumran in modern-day Israel. They date from between 150 Bc and AD68 and they include all of the books of the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible, except for Esther.

Scholars believe that the scrolls were concealed by members of a religious sect called the Essenes, who lived in the isolated community. They hid the scrolls to keep them safe during political unrest in the area, where they remained hidden for hundreds of years.

This is the museum in Jerusalem where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. They appear to date from around the time of Jesus, and were probably compiled by a religious sect.

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most important aspects of Christianity. The Romans tolerated most religions but were not interested in Christianity until it appeared to threaten their rule.


Tags: scrolls, museum, books



Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 03 January '12


Add a link to this page on any related website, blog or forum using this code :