The Temple scroll is the thinnest of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered in 1956, it contains God's instructions on how to run the Temple.
Fragments of the Temple Scroll
Parts of the Temple Scroll are poorly preserved.
The War Scroll
The War Scroll, also known as "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness," tells an end-of-days-style tale of a battle between good and evil.
The Community Rule Scroll is a sort of manual for life, from governing who joins the community to laying down rules about how to behave at communal meals.
The Community Rule Scroll
Another view of the Community Rule Scroll. The scroll was found in 1947.
Commentary on Habakkuk
The Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll analyses the biblical book of the prophet Habakkuk.
Finding the Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves in Qumran, Israel. Shown here, Cave 1, where the Great Isaiah scroll was discovered, and Cave 2.
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