The Leviticus Scroll (11Q1 Plate 1039/3) was found in Qumran Cave 11, by a Bedouin in 1956. This scroll includes, the last several chapters of the Book of Leviticus, specifically Leviticus 22-27. The original scroll dates back to a time period between late second century and early first century B.C.E.
The scroll was written in paleo-Hebrew which is a form of ancient Hebrew script. The original scroll was made from goat skin with the text inscribed on the grain side of the skin. The writing pattern of the text most likely indicates, that it was written by a single experienced scribe.
The presented reproduction of the fragments reflect the lower portion of the final six columns of the original manuscript. From right to left, the Biblical passages depicted on those fragments are as follows: Frag. 2: Lev 21:6-11, Frag. 3+4: Lev 20:1-6, Frag. 7: Lev 16:1-6
- Display / Frame – Acrylic Frame
- Artifact dated between late second century and early first century B.C.E.
- Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
- Dimensions of original:
- IAA Access Number – 628566
- Portion in Bible – Lev 21:6-11; Lev 20:1-6; Lev 16:1-6.
- Replica size – 100 %
- Site of Origin Qumran, Cave 11
- Weight: 1 lbs
- Width: 17.7 inches
- Height: 5.7 inches
- Depth: 0.5 inch