Monday, July 05, 2004

Here we are at Qumran, a site near the Dead Sea where lived a community of Jews around the 1st century AD known as the Essenes. They are also believed to have written the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in some caves nearby in the 1950's. Both the Essene community and the Dead Sea Scrolls are fascinating topics - read up on them in the Virtual Israel Library (follow the link on my sidebar.) Posted by Hello


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