Through photography and digital imaging, it is now possible to preserve accurate copies of early manuscripts and to make these copies available to scholars everywhere. Indeed, technology advances rapidly, and newer forms of preservation will enhance our ability to make biblical texts accessible.

In its climate controlled vault, the ABMC maintains an extensive collection of ancient and medieval manuscripts. Archival copies of these images are stored in Tahoe City, CA. Copies preserved at the ABMC may be used by visiting scholars, and most may be circulated by Interlibrary Loan.

At right: Scroll Jars. Photo courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority