New Research on the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Temple Scroll from Qumran

In support of new research on one of the Dead Sea Scrolls (the Temple Scroll from Qumran), Professor Bernie M. Levinson, Berman Family Chair of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, visited cave 11, where the scroll had been found, and examined original manuscript fragments of this and other ancient scrolls. By using newer techniques of digital humanities, it was possible to provide a refined reconstruction of the badly damaged opening scene of the scroll, which begins with a dramatic account of divine revelation.

Read Professor Levinson's full article on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Team of researchers working atop the caves at Qumran
    An overview of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Bernie Levinson examines fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls through a microscope.
    Examining manuscript fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Antiquities Authority Laboratory.
  • Entrance to the unmarked cave where the manuscript was found
    Qumran Cave 11: The unmarked cave where the fascinating manuscript of the Temple Scroll was found.
  • Bernie Levinson stands in the entrance to cave 11.
    Inside the entrance to Cave 11 at Qumran.
  • Team of researchers working atop the caves at Qumran
  • Bernie Levinson examines fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls through a microscope.
  • Entrance to the unmarked cave where the manuscript was found
  • Bernie Levinson stands in the entrance to cave 11.