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Qumran
by Galyn Wiemers, Generation Word

This is the location of the community of Jewish men (Essenes). They are the ones who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Around 70 AD, as they saw the Romans approaching, these men hid their scrolls in caves in this area.


For more information and great photos concerning Qumran go to Dr. Carl Rasmussen's page
 
See the contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Read more about the Qumran Community and Scrolls