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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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