Qumran

A sectarian calendar that synchronizes with the days of the week.

Daniel Eisenbud
Jan. 22 2018 12:01AM

“Part of the underlying fabric of contemporary Western culture.”

Martin Abegg, Peter Flint and Andrew Perrin
Jan. 21 2016 12:01AM

Rabbis say “yes,” Sadducees “no.”

Rudolph Klein
Oct. 29 2015 12:01AM

Did the scribes of the Dead Sea scrolls insert their own ideas into the texts?

Shani Tzoref
May 13 2015 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

Minuscule scrolls from Second Temple-era phylacteries, discovered at Qumran, may reveal much about an ancient ritual practice.     

Ilan Ben Zion
March 14 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