Khirbet Qumran

or Khir·bet Qûm·ran

[ keer-bet -koom-rahn ]
/ ˈkɪər bɛt ˈkʊm rɑn /
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an archaeological site in W Jordan, near the NW coast of the Dead Sea: Dead Sea Scrolls found here 1947.
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How to use Khirbet Qumran in a sentence

  • These words are commonly spelt in English tell and khirbet (less correctly khurbet ) and we use these more familiar forms here.

  • The people named it Khirbet Sellim, (Sellim in ruin) but how could all this cheerful scene belong to a ruin?

  • A khirbet is a field of ruins in which there is little or no stratification.

British Dictionary definitions for Khirbet Qumran

Khirbet Qumran
/ (ˈkɪəbɛt ˈkʊmrɑːn) /

an archaeological site in NW Jordan, near the NW shore of the Dead Sea: includes the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
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