Dead Sea Scrolls: Home

Selected introductory library resources

Dead Sea Scrolls

Courtesy École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem

Courtesy École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem

 

Paleo-Leviticus. Courtesy IAA

Paleo-Leviticus
Courtesy IAA

Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The Hosea Commentary Scroll

Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Getting Started

This guide offers introductory-level sources suitable for a range of readers from lay to scholars. The emphasis is on current publications. Use the blue tabs above for various types of sources. Please note that hotlinked digital sources (reference books, dissertations, and journal articles) are limited to the Marquette community; more about logging in here.

Related research guides that may be helpful include: Theology & Religious Studies

Helpful starting places include articles in digital reference books: Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls   ;"Dead Sea Scrolls" in the New Catholic Encyclopedia, "Dead Sea Scrolls" in the Encyclopedia Judaica, and "Dead Sea Scrolls" in the Oxford Companion to Archaeology.

Reference Works

Dead Sea Scrolls

A Dead Sea Scroll manuscript.

A Dead Sea Scroll manuscript.
Courtesy IAA

"What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?"

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Spring 2010 Colloquium

Online video of the Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Feb. 2, 2010 Spring Colloquium "What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?" presented by Dr. Deirdre Dempsey. Click on the small › to launch video.