Saturday, February 08, 2020

The site of Qumran

ATLAS OBSCURA: Qumran National Park. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the ruins of this ancient monastic community (Erez Speiser). As usual Atlas Obscura provides some nice photos. There is room for discussion about the exact relationship between the Essenes and the site of Qumran/the Dead Sea Scrolls.

For past PaleoJudaica posts on the archaeology of Qumran and the connection with the Essenes, see here and links (cf. here).

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