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Dead Sea Scrolls
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The term “Dead Sea Scrolls” refers to manuscripts that have been discovered since 1947 in the Judean wilderness. Manuscript discoveries have been made at several sites, from Wadi Daliyeh, 14 km north of Jericho, to Masada, near the southern end of the Dead Sea. The overwhelming majority of the manuscript remains are of Jewish texts from the 4th century BCE up to and…

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Brooke, George J., “Dead Sea Scrolls”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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