The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

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Ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves near the site of Qumran in 1947, this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been associated with the Essenes, a 'sect' configured as marginal and isolated. Scholarly consensus has held that an Essene library was hidden ahead of the Roman advance in 68 CE, when Qumran was partly destroyed. With much doubt now expressed about aspects of this view, the Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea systematically reviews the surviving historical sources, and supports an ...

The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea 2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198709749

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The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199554485

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