3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dead Sea Scrolls
(and what we can learn from them today)

by Dr. Marvin Sweeney

The Dead Sea Scrolls, now on exhibit at the California Science Center, are one of the most important archeological discoveries for understanding Judaism in antiquity. Found in caves at a site called Qumran near the Dead Sea, they were written by a sect of Judaism known as the Essenes, who lived there from the 2nd century BCE to the war with Rome about 200 years later.

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