New findings on who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls

Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll authors solved? – LiveScience – msnbc.com.

The Dead Sea Scrolls may have been written, at least in part, by a sectarian group called the Essenes, according to nearly 200 textiles discovered in caves at Qumran, in the West Bank, where the religious texts had been stored.

Scholars are divided about who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the texts got to Qumran, and so the new finding could help clear up this long-standing mystery.

Source: MSNBC

Lots of detail in this article about what the new evidence may tell us about the authors and the time they were written. The authors also speculate on what the evidence tells us about culture – from the textiles themselves.

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