Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments for Sale

Newser: Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale—in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers—fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all…

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Month

Over at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) blog. How exciting! We are pleased to announce that September will be Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls month here on the ASOR blog. Starting Tuesday, September 4th, we will be posting contributions from leading scholars on Qumran and the scrolls. Check back often to see the…

Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll Authors Possibly Solved

Orit Shamir (Israel Antiquities Authority) and Naama Sukenik (Bar-Ilan University) have studied the plain, linen textiles that were found in the Qumran caves so as to determine who the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls were. Lives Science has the article: The Dead Sea Scrolls may have been written, at least in part, by a sectarian group called…