Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now online and can be visited. The initiative to allow the public to have a virtual tour of the scrolls is from the Israel Museum and Google. You can find the website here: The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.
Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls important for the study of the Bible?
- It clarifies certain areas of the culture of the Jews during the time of Christ (e.g. variety of Jewish observances).
- It helps us understand more the Messianic expectation of the Jews in the first century.
- It helps us in the area of textual-criticism for the Old Testament
- It helps us understand the history of the canon of the Old Testament
The “Digital Dead Sea Scrolls” allow you to have a look at the more important Scrolls and learn more about the relevance of the Scrolls through videos. Go to the website now!