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Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

A study of textiles found in the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered may have revealed the authors of the scrolls: a sectarian group called the Essenes. The research reveals that all the textiles were made of linen, rather than wool, which was the preferred textile used

Hi-res Dead Sea Scoll images put online

High resolution photos of five of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been posted for free online. Click here to view them. "Some of these images are appearing for the first time in Google — what no one has seen for 2,000 years and no scholar since the Dead Sea Scrolls were found,"

Dead Sea Scrolls to be put online

The Israel Antiquities Authority, with a little help from Google, is digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls to make them publicly available online. The scrolls, which contain the earliest known copies of almost every book of the Hebrew Bible (missing only the Book of Esther), will complete their journey from ancient

Who wrote the Dead Sea Scolls?

Just yesterday I posted about how chemical analysis of the Dead Scrolls show that they were made in the area they were found. Directly contradicting that, however, is this story from the National Geographic that suggests the scrolls originated elsewhere and were written by multiple Jewish groups. The Dead Sea

Dead Sea Scrolls made locally

Analysis of the chemical makeup of the Dead Sea Scrolls show they were made in the area where the documents were found. Proton beams have shed new light on the origin of the longest of the Dead Sea scrolls, suggesting its parchment was manufactured locally. According to a study carried

Jordan wants the Dead Sea Scrolls back

Jordan has complained to the United Nations in a bid to retrieve the Dead Sea Scrolls, which it claims Israel stole from them in 1967 during the Six-Day War. Jordan has asked Canada to seize the scrolls, invoking the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of

Transporting the Dead Sea Scrolls

I live in Toronto, Canada and am very excited to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. Here is an interesting article from the Toronto Star about how the scrolls are transported. Only first-class seats are big enough to accommodate the scrolls' steel travel cases, Siggers says,