The War Scroll is one of the first of Dead Sea Scrolls that was discovered in Qumran in 1947. The Book of War is believed to be the final chapter of the War Scroll, and consists of ten fragments that were found in Qumran Cave 11. This reproduction is the first fragment, out of ten, that comprises the Book of War (11Q14 Plate 607/1).
This manuscript contains the blessing given to the “Sons of Light” by the high priest before the concluding battle with the “Sons of Darkness”, known as Kittim. This blessing is similar to the blessing in the Numbers 6:24-25.
The translation of the blessing reads as follows:
May God Most High bless you, may he show you his face, and may he open for you his treasure which is in the heavens, to cause to fall down on your earth showers of blessin, dew and rain, early and lait rains in their season, and to give you fru[it,] the harvest of wheat, of wine and of oil in plenty. And for you the land will yield [de]licious fruits
- Display / Frame – Acrylic Frame
- Artifact dated back to …
- Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
- Dimensions of original:
- IAA Access Number – 564158
- Apocryphal text
- Replica size – 100%
- Site of Origin Qumran, Cave 11
- Weight: 1 lbs
- Width: 8.3 inches
- Height: 9.8 inches
- Depth: 0.5 inch