Daily Archives: April 29, 2008

My grandparents went to Israel …

… and all I got was this little Dead Sea Scroll jar. (Of course, anyone acquainted with his grandmother knows differently!) After Grandmother read him the Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he promptly hid his jar in a secret place [behind the easy chair].

What a wonderful thing to learn about at his age. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947, are of great value to biblical studies.

Below is a photograph of Cave 4 at Qumran, on the shores of the Dead Sea. Numerous fragments of the first five books of the Old Testament (Torah) were found in this cave. Qumran was in Jordan at the time of the initial discovery of the scrolls. Some of the scrolls are now displayed at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.