Israel Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times.
They were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves along the northwest ancient settlement of Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.
The exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls is kept in a structure called the Shrine of the Book. The building is shaped in the form of one of the clay vessels in which the scrolls were found. A passage from Isaiah is on display. The scroll predates the life of Jesus. Included in the scroll is Isaiah’s description of the suffering Messiah: “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain…
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering…he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:3-5)
This prophecy was fulfilled through the life of Jesus.
Here you can view the passages that kept alive the hopes
of those who cherished them, the righteous Essences who eagerly awaited the coming of the true Messiah.