Databases

In the pursuit of creating a more comprehensive dataset for the Dead Sea Scrolls, researchers in the Lying Pen of Scribes have accumulated a vast amount of data – spanning over a wide variety of topics. We believe that this data should be shared to enable other researchers to study the scrolls and eventually help move the academic field forward.

You are welcome to use this data for research purposes. However, we kindly ask you to provide references.

A Database of Post-2002 Fragments

Since 2002, more than 80 new Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments have appeared on the antiquities market. The researchers in the Lying Pen of Scribes have made great effort in tracking and cataloging these fragments.

A Database of Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Nearly 80 years have passed since the discovery of Cave 1 in Qumran. Over the eight decades, countless books, documentaries, and articles about the Dead Sea Scrolls have appeared. Furthermore, more than a hundred exhibitions featuring scrolls as the main attraction have been set up. This Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Centuries database aspires to include all of them.