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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Posted on 1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

This short film condenses a history of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient manuscripts from eleven Qumran Caves within the Judaean Desert. Discovered between 1947 and 1956, most of the recovered 800-some texts are fragmented and incomplete, but undoubtedly hold extreme religious, linguistic, and historical importance. In this short piece, you come to understand the enormity of these discoveries by seeing the intricacy of the Qumran Cave landscapes from above. How many more manuscripts remain hidden between rifts of limestone? What would they tell us?

Produced by Jeffrey Worthington

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

Discover the Qumran Caves in the Dead Sea Rift Valley during O.A.T.’s Israel: The Holy Land & Timeless Cultures adventure.

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