25 Fascinating Facts About The Dead Sea Scrolls

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  • 1. 
    The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between what years? 
    • A. 

      1952 and 1956.

    • B. 

      1947 and 1956.

    • C. 

      1945 and 1958

  • 2. 
    How far east of Jerusalem were the Dead Sea Scrolls found?
    • A. 

      13 miles

    • B. 

      18 miles

    • C. 

      12 miles

    • D. 

      15 miles

  • 3. 
    How far below sea level were they found?
    • A. 

      1300 feet

    • B. 

      1350 feet

    • C. 

      1200 feet

  • 4. 
    The mostly fragmented texts are numbered according to:
    • A. 

      When they were found.

    • B. 

      How many were there.

    • C. 

      What book of the from.

    • D. 

      The cave that they came out of.

  • 5. 
    Only Caves 1 and 11 have produced relatively intact manuscripts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Discovered in 1952, what cave produced the largest find (with about 15,000 fragments from more than 500 manuscripts)?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      8

  • 7. 
    Scholars have identified the remains of about:
    • A. 

      815 to 875 separate scrolls.

    • B. 

      828 to 846 separate scrolls.

    • C. 

      825 to 870 separate scrolls.

  • 8. 
    The Scrolls can be divided into two categories:
    • A. 

      Biblical

    • B. 

      Non-Biblical

    • C. 

      Fictional

    • D. 

      Undetermined

  • 9. 
    Fragments of every book of the Hebrew Cannon (Old Testament) have been discovered except for the book of:
    • A. 

      Genesis

    • B. 

      Numbers

    • C. 

      Ruth

    • D. 

      Esther

  • 10. 
    There have been identified among the scrolls 19 copies of the Book of:
    • A. 

      Deuteronomy

    • B. 

      Isaiah

    • C. 

      Psalms

  • 11. 
    There have been identified among the scrolls 25 copies of the Book of:
    • A. 

      Psalms

    • B. 

      Isaiah

    • C. 

      Deuteronomy

  • 12. 
    There have been identified among the scrolls 30 copies of the Book of:
    • A. 

      Psalms

    • B. 

      Isaiah

    • C. 

      Deuteronomy

  • 13. 
    Prophecies by Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Daniel that are not found in the cannonized Bible are written in the Scrolls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Isaiah Scroll, found relatively intact, is _____ years older than any previously known copy of Isaiah.
    • A. 

      1200

    • B. 

      1100

    • C. 

      1000

  • 15. 
    The Isaiah Scroll, found relatively intact, is 1000 years older than any previously known copy of Isaiah. In fact, the scrolls are the newest group of Old Testament manuscripts ever found.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In the Scrolls are found never before seen psalms attributed to King David and ____.
  • 17. 
    The Scrolls are, for the most part, written in:
    • A. 

      Hebrew

    • B. 

      Aramaic

    • C. 

      Greek

  • 18. 
    Near the caves lie the ancient ruins of _____.
    • A. 

      Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Tel Aviv

    • C. 

      The Dead Sea

    • D. 

      Qumran

  • 19. 
    They were excavated in the early _____ and appear to be connected with the scrolls.
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1950

  • 20. 
    The Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely written by the:
    • A. 

      Essenes

    • B. 

      Israelites

    • C. 

      Nazarite

  • 21. 
    The Essenes are mentioned by Josephus and in a few other sources, but not in the New Testament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    They were led by a priest they called the "Teacher of Righteousness," who was opposed and possibly killed by the establishment priesthood in:
    • A. 

      The Dead Sea.

    • B. 

      Qumran.

    • C. 

      Jerusalem.

  • 23. 
    The enemies of the Qumran community were called:  
    • A. 

      The holy

    • B. 

      Sons of Light

    • C. 

      Sons of Darkness

  • 24. 
    The last words of  ______ are written down in the Scrolls. 
    • A. 

      Joseph

    • B. 

      Judah

    • C. 

      Levi

    • D. 

      Amram

    • E. 

      Moses

    • F. 

      Jesus

    • G. 

      Abraham

  • 25. 
    One of the most curious scrolls is the Copper Scroll which was discovered in Cave number:
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

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