These ancient manuscripts point to the Jewish people’s deep roots in their ancient homeland, the Land of Israel.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are considered to be the oldest known copy of the Jewish Bible.

The Scrolls are believed to have been written by members of a Jewish sect known as the Essenes during the time of the Second Temple, over two millennia ago.

Sophisticated cutting-edge technologies were used to decipher some of the scrolls’ contents.

Almost 70 years since the initial discovery, ongoing technological developments allow deeper analyses of and insights into these ancient manuscripts, offering a rare window into the deep roots of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.