The Great Isaiah Scroll — Dead Sea
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Great Isaiah
Scroll is the largest and best preserved scroll
of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Dead Sea, also called Salt
Sea, is located between today's Israel and Jordan. Here is the map:
Dead Sea Map
Click map to enlarge
The Dead Sea lies 1,300 feet or 400 meters BELOW
sea level, which makes it the lowest body of water on the
The Dead Sea is 50 miles or 80
kilometers long and 11 miles or 18 kilometers wide.
As its name suggest, the water
in the Salt Sea (Dead Sea) contains an enormous amount of
salt. This means you have to try hard if you want to drown.
About the Dead
In 1947, a shepherd boy checked out a
cave at Qumran, located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, and stumbled over
the scrolls in the process. In came archaeologists who combed
the area, labeled the caves, and found many more documents.
Here is the incredible link to
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
where you can zoom into the text of entire scrolls and read their
Map of the Dead
Sea, Khirbat Qumran, and Sodom and Gomorrah