Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Photographs and Commentary on a Unique Collection of Scrolls

During the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and Brigham Young University hosted an exhibit of scrolls and scroll replicas, including some scrolls that had never been seen in the United States.

Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea provides photographs of each of the five original Dead Sea Scrolls in that exhibit as well as commentary on each artifact from a Latter-day Saint perspective. This booklet does the same for the three replicas of scrolls and seven photographs of scrolls that were in the exhibit.

About the Author

M. Gerald Bradford

M. Gerald Bradford (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) served as Associate Executive Director and then Executive Director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University until his retirement in 2016.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • About the Scrolls
  • Two Windows on the Ancient World
  • BYU Entrusted with Jordanian Scrolls
  • 4Q22 Paleo Exodusm
  • 1Q28a Rule of the Congregation
  • 4Q175 Testimonia
  • 1Q22 Words of Moses
  • 5/6Hev 46 Bar Kokhba
  • Mas1d Ezekiel
  • Mas1e Psalms
  • Mas1j Work Similar to Jubilees ("Prince of Hatred")
  • Mas1o Papyrus Paleo Fragment ("Mount Gerizim")
  • 1QIsaa The Great Isaiah Scroll
  • 1QS Rule of the Community
  • 1QpHab Habakkuk Pesher
  • 11Q10 Targum of Job
  • 11Q19 Temple Scroll
  • 4Q31 Deuteronomyd
  • 4Q2 Genesisb
  • 4Q27 Numbersb
  • 3Q15 Copper Scroll
  • 5/6Hev 44 Bar Kokhba
  • The Art of the Scribe
  • About FARMS
  • FARMS's Support of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship
  • Works Consulted
  • About the Contributors
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Publication Information

  • Subject: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 13: 978-0934893276
  • Page Count: 48
  • Price: $ 7.95
  • Imprint: FARMS

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