30 Unreal Discoveries Unearthed By Ordinary People

The Dead Sea Scrolls

#11 The Dead Sea Scrolls

There is an interesting story behind the clay jars containing seven papyrus scrolls. Three Bedouin shepherds were wandering in a cave near Qumran, a site that’s a mile away from the Dead Sea. They got this jar that had ancient Jewish and Hebrew manuscripts.

The papyri were sold to a dealer in Bethlehem. Eventually, the scholars got on their heels to locate the caves and in 1949 they achieved success. For the next decade, they did multiple excavations in various caves and unveiled 981 texts books of the canonical Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Apocrypha, more than a thousand years old manuscripts.

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