December 29, 2012

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography By John J Collins / The Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea By Joan E Taylor

For six decades, the enigmatic texts have excited and baffled seekers after the origins of faith

There is surely no better example of academics collectively acting like angels dancing on pinheads than the sorry saga of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Way back in the late 1940s, a Bedouin herder was looking for his lost goat in a cave south of Jericho when he stumbled upon a stash of ancient religious texts, dating back to the time of Jesus.

It caused an international sensation and gripped the public's imagination. Read more.

The Independent

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Scroll down for the Dead Sea Scrolls: Google and Israel put the ancient religious texts online for anyone to view (video) - Daily Mail
- Dead Sea Scrolls - Digital Library

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