Understanding the Qumran sect.

Jutta Jokiranta
March 8 2017 12:01AM

Kosher food only, please.

Tal Ilan
April 20 2016 12:01AM

According to the ancient Jewish historian Josephus, the Essenes, an ascetic sect living in Qumran, wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. But Josephus is far from reliable.

Aug. 26 2014 12:01AM

Twenty years ago, a scholarly consensus identified the Dead Sea Scrolls with the ascetic Essene community at Qumran. Now the picture is more complicated.

Olivia Yeo
Dec. 18 2013 12:00AM

A new collection of essays argues that the early rabbis succeeded by offering ordinary Jews the opportunity to be spiritual without renouncing a worldly way of life.

Ron Naiweld
July 3 2013 12:00AM