Tag: josephus on the essenes

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

07/14 | Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works, Dead Sea Scrolls.

First Person: Was the Dead Sea Scroll Community Celibate?

07/13 | One of the many fascinating questions about the Dead Sea Scroll community living at Qumran is whether its members were celibate. Did they marry and have children or not?   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls.

Titus Flavius Josephus and the Prophet Jeremiah

05/02 | In the first century C.E., during the First Jewish Revolt, the Jewish historian Josephus urged his besieged countrymen in Jerusalem to surrender to the Romans. Half a millennium earlier, Jeremiah   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.


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