Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Women at Qumran?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: No Women at Qumran? Qumran as an Essene scribal center (Marek Dospěl). This essay summarizes an article by Sidnie White Crawford in the current issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Normally the article would be behind the subscription wall. But in response to the current crisis, BAS has made that issue available online for free. The article is here: Were There Women at Qumran?

Some related PaleoJudaica posts are here, here, here, here, and here. For past posts more generally on the archaeology of Qumran and the relationship of the Essenes to the site, start here and follow the links.

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