Now online! The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

A Note From the IAA Director, Shuka Dorfman

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. The high resolution images are extremely detailed and can be accessed through various search options on the site.

With the generous lead support of the Leon Levy Foundation and additional generous support of the Arcadia Fund, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google joined forces to develop the most advanced imaging and web technologies to bring to the web hundreds of Dead Sea Scrolls images as well as specially developed supporting resources in a user-friendly platform intended for the public, students and scholars alike.

Also to note: In the future, the IAA site and the Orion Bibliography will be linked with one another, so that Bibliography users will have one-click access to relevant photographs, and users of the IAA site will have similar access to DSS bibliography.

Israel Museum scrolls online

Searchable digital photographs of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the Community Rule, the War Scroll, the Pesher on Habakkuk, and the Temple Scroll .

Cambridge Digital Library

The images and descriptions were prepared by the Taylor–Schechter Genizah Research Unit of Cambridge University Library, with funding from the Friedberg Genizah Project and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

Damascus Document (CD):

Ben Sira Genizah Fragments: