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These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wadi Qumran, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

At Qumran, you find the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Likewise, you can walk through the ruins of the ancient community of the Essenes who wrote those scrolls. Their transcribed texts are very much in line with modern Scripture. The secessionist Jewish...More

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read so much about the DSS and there are many conflicting theories. However the Copper Scroll may hold an incredible secret after the work done by Jim Barfield who has analysed scripture like 2 Maccabees where Jeremiah was travelling towards Mt Nebo and...More

Thank geoffdickson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caves, located in Wadi Qumran high on the side of a cliff above a small stream fed by sparkling spring water, were exciting to see. Some of the caves were natural while others were dug by man. One has to take a long hike...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without any notice outside, the walk to the cave was closed due to "severe weather". It was a hot day - just like all our days in Israel, and it did not seem fair that we had to pay full price (without being told that...More

Thank Carolin K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My wife, two friends, and I visited the caves last week (September 2017). It cost around $9.00 USD to get in. They make you sit through a 4-5 minute film on the history of the site. The film, which I remind you is only 4-5...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Review by Dr Sim. Interesting Place. Place where original bibles chapters were kept. Must Visit by Tourists. Take a guided tour. Very Hot. Long walks. You can see the actual caves where scrolls were kept, but you cannot go into them to explore. There is...More

Thank drsim001
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Too many reviews have been written about the usual tourist destinations of Israel ... Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Mount Tabor, Jordan River, Capernaum, etc. ... Let me write about a place perhaps less reviewed, but equally worthy of a visit for the unsurpassed contribution it...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Near Jericho, was Qumran where Jesus used for prayers and meditation before Sermon.Monk Yessin Tribes stayed here. Old precious ruins of very historical importance from this area was kept in Israel Museum known as Khumarani Scroll being unexpected finding of Shepard s.in 1947. Later research...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fascinating place to visit and learn about how the scrolls and settlements in the caves were discovered. very amazing.

Thank James Pandawi A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

When our bus stopped on the side of the road and 7 of us stepped off, all I saw was rocks and hills. Nothing Green. No People. No cars. Not even a camel! And the hike began...towards more rocks. First flat and rocky, then more...More

Thank tnforus4
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Marge C
18 March 2017|
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I meant "see" the caves not seem the caves.
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