See Qumran Caves at BiblePlaces.com for a tour
of the places the scrolls were discovered.
At BiblePlaces.com, see the related sites of the Dead
Sea, En Gedi, Masada,
Jericho, and the
from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress) The site for the Library
of Congress Exhibition from which the Qumran Library stems.
Library (Library of Congress) Detailed descriptions and high
resolution photos of the scrolls.
Artifacts from the
Qumran Site (Library of Congress) Excellent description and photos
of archaeological discoveries at Qumran.
The Orion Center for the study of
the Dead Sea Scrolls (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) The
site for extensive research on the scrolls. Includes publications,
other resources, and a "cave tour."
Shrine of the
Book (Israel Museum, Jerusalem) A brief but informative
explanation of the scrolls including a section on their restoration.
in Their Sandals) Gives easy-to-read information on the location,
biblical significance, etc. Features links to photographs and on-line
Qumran (The Israeli Mosaic)
Contains informative sections on the ruins of Qumran, the Dead
Sea Scrolls, the Dead Sea sect, and getting there. Links
throughout allow for in-depth study.
Qumran (Into His
brief, encyclopedia-type article with multiple links to related words
and topics for further study.
Qumran (Christian Travel
Study Program) Limited text and photos.
Controversy (Archaeology magazine) Discusses the controversy
surrounding the assumed Essene authorship of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
(Published in 1997.)
Day in the Life (The Foundation for Biblical Archaeology) A
fictional story, written about a man whose name was actually mentioned in
one of the scrolls, based on details of daily life taken from the scrolls
and other relevant sources.
D. Binder, SMU) An article focusing on the dwellings of the
community at Qumran.
Library (ibiblio) Photos, descriptions, and translations for various
scroll fragments, including Psalms, phylactery, Community Rule, Calendrical
Document, Enoch, Hosea Commentary, Leviticus, Songs of the Sabbath
Sacrifice, Damascus Document, and War Rule.
and the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran (Goodnews Christian Ministry)
A lengthy article dedicated primarily to the identity of the Essenes.
Qumran (Personal Page,
by Melody Warren) Describes in detail both Qumran and the
history of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Qumran (Personal Page,
by Lewis Hill) The travel experiences of another visitor.
Travel) A brief paragraph with photo.
Science (Hebrew University) Numerous scientific reports by Dr. Jan
Gunneweg to determine date and identity of the inhabitants of the site and
the caves. Some material is unavailable online until it is published.