The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a series of twelve caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea Between 1949 and 1956. These scrolls, approximately 800 manuscripts contained early copies of the scriptures. Most of the texts on the scrolls were written in Paleo Hebrew with some in Aramaic, a few in Greek and some in Latin. Most of the Dead Sea Scrolls are NOW located at two sites in Israel. One is the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem, which is under the authority of the Israel Antiquities Authority and for which access is grated only to certified researchers. The other is the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in West Jerusalem.

Qumran Cave 4, Where Ninety Percent of the Scrolls Were Found


The Shrine of the Book Museum in Jerusalem


Inside The Shrine of the Book Museum


The Dead Sea Scrolls on Display inside the Shrine of the Book Museum in West Jerusalem


Closer look at The Dead Sea Scrolls


Scholars assembling and examining the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem. 


YaHuWaH’s name is found over 2200 times in the Dead Sea Scrolls which were written on either animal skins or papyri.  These scrolls have
been carbon dated to have been written between about 50 and 500 BC.  Below is a photo with the word YHWH written in ancient Paleo Hebrew
circled on the photo.  This is of Psalm 119:45-64 dated around the 1st Century BC.  



YHWH written in Paleo Hebrew