Monday, December 03, 2018

More on those new Qumran caves

OPERATION SCROLL: Archaeologists Are Looking for Dead Sea Scrolls Inside 2 Newfound Qumran Caves (Owen Jarus, Live Science). This came out a couple of days ago, but I missed when I wrote my post yesterday. It covers some of the same ground as the other reports, but it has more details on the contents excavated in Caves 53b and 53c. My 5 points in yesterday's post still stand, except that point 4 on Cave 53c can be filled out:
Inside cave 53c, the researchers found a fragment of a scroll jar, providing evidence that scrolls were once stored in that cave. Excavations are underway in cave 53c to determine if it still holds any scrolls.
Background here and links.

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