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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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9,563 words

The phrase Dead Sea Scrolls is used in two senses, one generic and one particular. In the generic sense the ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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286 words

Documents found in 1947 around Qumran, near the Dead Sea inthe Judaean Desert. The Jewish sect to which these ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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148 words

Collection of manuscripts found in caves near the Dead Sea. The scrolls, discovered between 1947 and 1956, date mainly ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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1,138 words

Since 1947, hundreds of Hebrew and Aramaic scrolls have been discovered near the Dead Sea, at first in ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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431 words

The Dead Sea scrolls are Jewish manuscripts found between 1947 and 1956, principally in caves near the ruins of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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966 words

The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Jewish manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves on the ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
315 words

Although many documents have been found within the Dead Sea area, this term refers principally to the large collection of ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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718 words

Documents first discovered accidentally in 1947 on the west side of the Dead Sea, in what was the country of ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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60 words

Ancient manuscripts discovered from 1947 in caves at Qumran near the Dead Sea. Written in Hebrew or Aramaic, they ...

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Neil Asher Silberman and Sidnie White Crawford

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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2,173 words

As the most important collection of ancient Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts ever discovered, the Dead Sea Scrolls have shed important ...

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Martin David Goodman

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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764 words

documents made of leather and papyrus, and, in one case, of copper, found between 1947 and 1956 in caves near Qumran by the Dead Sea. The scrolls, written by ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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118 words

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A series of more than 800 documents dating to the 1st and 2nd centuries bc and the 1st century ...

DEAD SEA SCROLLS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,797 words
a collection of fragmentary remains of almost 850 ancient Jewish documents. The first seven scrolls were discovered in a cave at the shore of the Dead Sea in 1947; all seven were published ... More

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