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These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The discovery of these biblical scrolls from several centuries before Christ is a great gift to biblical scholars. Isaiah alone changed scholarship.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 73glennk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s astonishing to discover how these ancient scrolls were safely kept in the caves and discovered centuries later by Bedouin shepherds.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank live2travelnexplore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dead Sea Scrolls are indisputably the greatest manuscript discovery. From 1947 to 1956—when I reached age 4—the 800 documents were found, but in thousands of fragments. The Scrolls date from around 250BC to 68AD, 11 years before Mount Vesuvius blew its top, on August...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Starting w/ a steep climb from the Tzukim springs followed by a walk on the Judean mt ridge w/ scenery views of the dead sea, ending w/ a visit at the dead see scrolls caves and a hardcore decent through Qumran Wadi, a trail map,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nadavrub
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The actual spot where they found the dead sea scrolls is quite away from the viewing area. The history is interesting but the sight is not that exciting. A couple of holes in the ground and some areas to hold water. I know that this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ninja911
Reviewed 5 November 2018

It is the site of the most significant find that brings the Bible to life.It is a wonder how the scrolls were found in the first place. To view the cave today one would need to be mountain climber. Must see site. If you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronstagehand
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

If you value the importance of the dead sea scrolls to supporting the authenticity of the bible then this is a must. Found in the caves in 1947...the scrolls show the bible hasn't changed and the hebrew language is the same. They offer a huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 30 October 2018

What a place! The caves and the history surrounding the Essene Sect and the Dead Sea scrolls brings the bible alive and coupled with a visit to the Deead Sea Scrolls museum in Jerusalem will have you amazed and convinced of the tru bible history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

You should put this in the must see list if you have never been here. Get a good guide. Will only take 60-90 minutes once there as there is not a lot to see. But it is very significant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimW551
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Without Qumran and the Dead Sea scrolls, there would be lingering academic doubts as the accuracy of the Bible. Thanks to a Bedouin boy who discovered the clay pots holding this documents, we have confirmed, dated documents of many books in the Old Testament that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marge C
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I meant "see" the caves not seem the caves.
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