Tag: Who were the essenes

Lawrence H. Schiffman on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ History

02/20 | In the May/June 2015 issue of BAR, Lawrence H. Schiffman describes the Dead Sea Scrolls’ history, from their discovery in the Qumran caves to the state of present-day scroll research.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls.

First Person: Was the Dead Sea Scroll Community Celibate?

02/19 | 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…

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Josephus on the Essenes

01/11 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, People in the Bible.


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