Fragments of a biblical scroll dating back 1,900 years have been discovered in the “Cave of Horror” in the Judean Desert in Israel.  

The cave’s existence has been known for some time; it gets its macabre name from 40 ancient human skeletons that were discovered there in the 1960s. The skeletons are of people who starved to death during the Bar Kokhba revolt, which occurred between A.D. 132 and A.D.135, when the Jewish people in the region revolted against the Roman Empire. The revolt was crushed, with some ancient writers claiming that over 500,000 Jews were killed and many others deported from the region.