10 facts about the Dead Sea Scrolls

Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 1:43 p.m. MDT

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The War Scroll, also known as "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness," is one of the seven original Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947, according to the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls website. This scroll describes a seven-stage confrontation between the "Sons of Light" and the "Sons of Darkness." According to the scrolls, the war would last 49 years, the "Sons of Light" would be victorious and temple service and sacrifices would be restored.

>> Israeli Professor of Archaelogy Hanan Eshel, of Tel Aviv's Bar Ilan University, pauses as look at a grave that his team had uncovered at the West Bank archaelogical site of Qumran, near the Dead Sea Thursday July 26, 2001.
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Fragments of the Book of Nehemiah have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. There was an article on the Biblical Archaeology Review website about it on May 15th 2012.

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