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.
Searchable digital photographs of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the Community Rule, the War Scroll, the Pesher on Habakkuk, and the Temple Scroll .
The contents of this site, including the Dead Sea Scrolls Bibliography, are copyright (C) by the Orion Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. All rights reserved.