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Dead Sea Scrolls: were the authors Jewish or Jewish?

Image by Randall Niles via Flickr The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 caves near Qumran on the Dead Sea by a Bedouin shepherd. Stored for nearly 2 millennia in clay jars or pots, the scrolls survived with the help of the dry … Continue reading ?
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Academics / Archaeology : ArchaeoBlog (5 years ago)

Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved? The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered more than 60 years ago in seaside caves near an ancient settlement called Qumran. The conventional wisdom is that a breakaway Jewish sect called the Essenes—thoug... Read Post

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Religion / Judaism : Jewish Studies at CUL (3 years ago)

In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd exploring a cave in the Judean desert came across a fantastic treasure trove of Hebrew documents from the third to the first centuries BCE.  The Dead Sea Scrolls, as we now know them, are now the oldest k... Read Post

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