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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.
A Dead Sea Scroll manuscript.
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.