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Qumran

The oldest bible ever found - the Dead Sea Scrolls - was found here

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Standing among the 2,000 year-old ruins of Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea on the edge of the Judean Wilderness, visitors gain deeper appreciation for the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing the oldest Bible ever found, and discovered right here.

You’ll see a room where scribes may have copied the scrolls, a pavement where the hard-working inhabitants dried dates, a potters’ workshop, a dining hall, and a ritual bath, recalling the way of life of the Essenes who left Jerusalem seeking spiritual purity.

At the visitor center, designed like Qumran’s ancient buildings, an exciting film links the fabulous landscape with the story of its people, recalling that John the Baptist may have lived here. A dramatic view of the cave in which most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found tops off the experience, and whets your appetite to view the scrolls themselves at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem

Sites & Attractions

The oasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea combines a wild, natural setting, hi...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls, among which are the ol...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
This site on the banks of the Jordan River east of Jericho is where ancient Christians ...

Accommodations

​The Spa Club hotel is the first spa hotel of its kind in the entire Dead Sea region. S...
Our Oasis Dead Sea Resort – nestled between the Judean hills and the shore of the Dead ...
The Herods Dead Sea hotel features a beautiful spa area, a VIP lounge, fine restaurants...
Leonardo Inn Hotel Dead Sea is a small and very quiet, with great food. Hotel all renov...
Christian Sites