Dead Sea Scrolls Research Paper

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Since the beginning of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, it has never stopped to attract curiosity. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest scrolls archaeologists have ever found. They contain important things such as the time in where they were written, and the historical context when Romans over ruled Jerusalem. The reason I chose to talk about this is because I like history, especially when refers to Ancient Greeks, Roman and Judaism. Today I will be talking to you about how the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered, the place where they found, and the technology archaeologists used for scrolls. So, let me talk about how the scrolls were found. According to National Geographic’s article, published in May 2006, called, “The Lost Gospel…show more content…
The Journal of Religious History Vol. 2, No. 2, by Mark Harding, a professor in New Testament, published in June 2002, stated that, “The general consensus is that those who hid the scrolls and who may have written those usually categorized as “sectarian,” and for whom the site functioned as a community centre, were Essenes.” The Essenes was a Jewish sect and the meaning of the word refers to “the holly ones or those who segregate themselves from their society.” In the second century B.C., the Essenes rejected the authority of the high priest of the Temple in Jerusalem and fled the city to go into the desert in a place called Qumran where they stablished a community. So, the question is how did the scrolls end up in caves and not in the community of Qumran? Since, the first Jewish revolt against Rome, which began in the year 66 A.D. Vespasian, a Roman general, marched to Jerusalem to destroy the city, and on the way Vespasian encountered the Qumran community which he wiped out in the year 68 A.D. Here Vespasian established a military camp where he began the subjugation of Jerusalem. One of the ideas that prevailed today is that the Essenes didn’t have time to evacuate the manuscripts from their hiding place, and that is how the scrolls ended up in

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