And he wrote 3,600 psalms.” Psalm 133, shown here, praises peace and togetherness.This copy of the book of Leviticus is written in the ancient Hebrew script used in First Temple times.At other sites, the major finds were administrative and personal documents dating from the catastrophic Judean revolt against Rome in The Community Rule contains laws and rules meant for members of a group termed the “Yahad”, or “Community.” The regulations offer insights into the religious and social lives of this group, which some scholars have identified with the Essenes, a Jewish sect at the time of the Second Temple.
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The fragment shown here deals with the prohibition against the ancient cultic practice of sacrificing children to the Semitic god Molech, and the punishments for violating this ban.
4Q Phylactery H The tefillin (“phylacteries”) found in the Qumran caves are the earliest known examples of these ritual objects—leather capsules containing scrolls with excerpts of biblical texts.
Fragments of every book of the Hebrew Bible (except the Book of Esther) were found in the Qumran caves, the most famous of the Dead Sea Scrolls sites.
Remarkably, some of these ancient copies are identical to the traditional text of the Hebrew Bible that is used today.