The Great Isaiah Scroll

Under lock and key for over 40 years, the Great Isaiah Scroll was stored underground in Jerusalem until being displayed in 2008 for just a few months. In 1947, seven scrolls were found in caves at Qumran, the “original” Dead Sea Scrolls. They’re considered one of the greatest “finds” of the modern era, and the 2,000-year-old Great Isaiah Scroll is the most famous. It contains over 25 percent of all the biblical text among the scrolls. Nearly every part of the 66 chapters of Isaiah are intact. Its fragile condition requires it be kept in a temperature-controlled underground fault. Museum of the Bible displays a facsimile of the Great Isaiah Scroll, allowing generations of people to view and engage with the Bible in all its unifying influence over the centuries.

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