The Dead Sea Scrolls aren’t dead to us! Or to anyone else passionate about biblical archaeology. Since being discovered in a series of caves near the Dead Sea in 1946, these fragile bits of papyrus containing fragments of the bible dating back thousands of years, have been studied, analyzed, and admired by historians and scholars all over the world.
On a personal note, Joan Levin, our Director of Academic Outreach, was proposed to by her husband at Qumran. If you’d like to hear the story, which includes a 1997 Gewurztraminer, a locked gate, and an Israeli security team, feel free to contact her directly. (Spoiler alert – she said yes)