The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google have been working to make a digital collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public. Today, from Bible History Daily:

This week, the Israel Antiquities Authority, in collaboration with Google, launched The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a new website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls archive online. The project uses the most advanced and innovative technologies available to image the entire collection of about 930 manuscripts, comprising thousands of Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, in high resolution and multiple spectra. Through this process, hundreds of images are now accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world over the web, with many thousands more on the way. Several hundred fragments are already viewable, and it is hoped that transcriptions and translations for many scrolls will soon be available as well.

View the digital Dead Sea Scrolls archive.

I browsed around the site and it is nice. You can explore the archive by site, language, and content. Wonderful!

Screen capture after a search for 4Q521:

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Zoomed in on the the “Messianic Apocalypse”:

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See also: The Great Isaiah Scroll

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