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Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Smithsonian magazine ^ | January 2010 | Andrew Lawler

Posted on 12/19/2009 6:02:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv

For his part, Peleg believes Qumran went through several distinct stages. As the morning heat mounts, he leads me up a steep ridge above the site, where a channel hewn into the rock brought water into the settlement. From our high perch, he points out the foundations of a massive tower that once commanded a fine view of the sea to the east toward today's Jordan. "Qumran was a military post around 100 B.C.," he says. "We are one day from Jerusalem, and it fortified the northeast shore of the Dead Sea." Other forts from this era are scattered among the rocky crags above the sea. This was a period when the Nabateans -- the eastern rivals of Rome -- threatened Judea. But Peleg says that once the Romans conquered the region, in 63 B.C., there was no further need for such bases. He believes out-of-work Judean soldiers and local families may have turned the military encampment to peaceful purposes, building a modest aqueduct that emptied into deep rectangular pools so that fine clay for making pots could settle. "Not every pool with steps is a ritual bath," he points out. He thinks the former soldiers built eight kilns to produce pottery for the markets of Ein Gedi and Jericho, grew dates and possibly made perfume -- until the Romans leveled the place during the Jewish insurrection.

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KEYWORDS: deadseascrolls; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs
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1 posted on 12/19/2009 6:02:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 12/19/2009 6:03:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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keywords "deadseascrolls" "qumran" and "essenes" sorted chrono, duplicates removed:
3 posted on 12/19/2009 6:15:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Dead Sea Scrolls and the Smithsonian, I”ll pass just like the previous post on smith onion.
4 posted on 12/19/2009 6:15:17 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: SunkenCiv

THANKS.


5 posted on 12/19/2009 6:15:50 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SunkenCiv

Jim Thompson


6 posted on 12/19/2009 6:17:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Dead Sea Scroller?


7 posted on 12/19/2009 6:18:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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Andrew Lawler interviewed by Megan Gambino
Megan Gambino: What drew you to this story? Can you describe its genesis a bit? Andrew Lawler: It all began with a toilet. A Smithsonian editor asked me about the recent find of what one archaeologist claimed was a latrine at Qumran. Next thing I knew, I was bumping across the Judean hills in a jeep. But as with everything involving this site, there is no agreement on whether there was an indoor loo!

8 posted on 12/19/2009 6:20:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Don’t look at me, I didn’t!


9 posted on 12/19/2009 6:21:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SunkenCiv

What plausible origin would there be, outside of the Essenes?


10 posted on 12/19/2009 6:22:40 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: mountainlion

Allium want for Christmas is my two front teeth.


11 posted on 12/19/2009 6:22:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Quix

My pleasure.


12 posted on 12/19/2009 6:22:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: bmwcyle

He has an alibi.


13 posted on 12/19/2009 6:23:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Essene a bad moon risin’.


14 posted on 12/19/2009 6:23:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It was either Clifford Irving.....or Joe Klein.....


15 posted on 12/19/2009 6:26:04 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: RegulatorCountry
The scrolls were smuggled out of Jerusalem and stashed during one of the Roman Wars / Jewish Wars. The only trace of the Essenes is in a single account of some hermits who lived in small caves along the Dead Sea (described in Josephus I think). The multi-storey building at Qumran was used as a working manorial farm, hotel, and maybe a whorehouse at different times during its ancient existence.

copper scroll treasure map
Google

16 posted on 12/19/2009 6:28:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You’ve got guilt written all over your in some kind of early script.


17 posted on 12/19/2009 6:28:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: bmwcyle

Michael Rivero and Eschior worked on it together.


18 posted on 12/19/2009 6:35:47 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: SunkenCiv
the recent find of what one archaeologist claimed was a latrine at Qumran

Maybe they found this kind of scroll?

19 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:02 PM PST by hellbender
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To: MindBender26

They have trouble remembering their names.


20 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SunkenCiv

So, remnants of the Temple Library, taken out of Jerusalem just ahead of the Roman siege and destruction of the Temple, and hidden there?


21 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:21 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SunkenCiv
Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Dead guys

Who is especially grateful the Dead Sea Scrolls were written?

The Grateful Dead.

Who didn't write the Dead See Scrolls?

Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles.

22 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:33 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mel Brooks or Buck Henry, I can’t remember which.


23 posted on 12/19/2009 6:40:25 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: bmwcyle

We do go back...


24 posted on 12/19/2009 6:40:42 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: MindBender26

Yes we do.


25 posted on 12/19/2009 6:43:02 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bmwcyle

Maybe it was his brother, Hunter Thompson?


26 posted on 12/19/2009 6:43:50 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: zot

Ping.


27 posted on 12/19/2009 6:44:26 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: hellbender

Wouldn’t they have used the three sea shells?


28 posted on 12/19/2009 6:45:07 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for this. Nice read.


29 posted on 12/19/2009 6:48:01 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Actually, I want a complete set [of teeth]

given that there are no alternatives at this point.

Set to have what’s left pulled in Jan.


30 posted on 12/19/2009 6:51:53 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping. Interesting article, ongoing controversy.


31 posted on 12/19/2009 7:05:55 PM PST by zot
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To: Red_Devil 232

My pleasure.


32 posted on 12/19/2009 7:08:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Quix

Ouch. I want you to know that if I could, I’d give you half the teeth I got.


33 posted on 12/19/2009 7:09:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL! They couldn’t cuss to get paper, we know that. “What are these unexplained smears on the Scrolls?”


34 posted on 12/19/2009 7:10:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: hellbender; Moe Tzadik; MindBender26

:’D Good thing I’ve got everything posted for the evening.


35 posted on 12/19/2009 7:12:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re a super Dear.

Of course . . . I’d take the RIGHT half. LOL.

My upper left and my lower right are already gone. And many of the rest are fractured, broken, etc. and the rest are riddled with cavities. Wheeee.


36 posted on 12/19/2009 7:15:12 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SunkenCiv

And the roots are so long . . . and they are such fractured so easily . . . that an oral surgeon has to do the pulling.


37 posted on 12/19/2009 7:16:27 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: RegulatorCountry

That’s probably it. One guy (a little “out there”) claimed that this cache of scrolls actually from the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, iow, the first destruction of the Temple. He based that on the contents of some of the ritual items from the Temple described as having been hid (this list is in the Copper Scroll). That doesn’t appear to be the case; his conclusion is based on the supposition that, when the Temple was restored by returning exiles from Babylon (Persian King of Kings Cyrus the Great said, go ahead, go back home if you want), some of the first Temple items had been irretrievably lost. But the texts themselves probably didn’t originate that far back, so it points to the Roman Wars period.


38 posted on 12/19/2009 7:16:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Guess 1: Dan Brown

Guess 2: William Rivers Pitt


39 posted on 12/19/2009 7:19:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Quix

Well yeah, he probably has kids in college, and an opportunity like this may not Qumran again... /rimshot

Hope it doesn’t hurt too much to laugh.

Well, assuming that was funny...


40 posted on 12/19/2009 7:25:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls when they were on display in Houston. It was fascinating I could have stayed all day.


41 posted on 12/19/2009 7:32:19 PM PST by Ditter
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought it was funny.

The infections have been long standing enough, the pain has ebbed to nothing.

Getting them all pulled in one session . . . don’t know that I’ll be saying that then! LOL.


42 posted on 12/19/2009 7:43:25 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SunkenCiv

Great, bookmarked. What a wealth of information and links.


43 posted on 12/19/2009 7:44:58 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It was Algore. Hell...HE did everything else!


44 posted on 12/19/2009 7:52:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Quix
You have my deepest sympathy. Last week had 3 bottom ones pulled, 2 fillings done and a partial put in at the same time....Have been back for 3 adjustments and will need another one monday...Still have a problem on the left side...but Vicodin helps a lot. Get lots of Vicodin from the dentist. If he says no strangle him until he gives in..

I am now the proud owner of 7 of my original teeth...

45 posted on 12/19/2009 8:05:14 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Much sympathy for you and prayers for your healing and comfort.


46 posted on 12/19/2009 8:11:01 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: rockinqsranch
Well, he does have some wild, apocalyptic visions...
47 posted on 12/19/2009 8:21:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Glad to be of service.


48 posted on 12/19/2009 8:22:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: SunkenCiv
BookMark for future reference -

Everything You Could Ever Want to Know, so far, About the Dead Sea Scrolls In One Handy Location.
49 posted on 12/19/2009 8:44:24 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m going to go out on a limb and say Dead Sea Scribes.


50 posted on 12/19/2009 9:10:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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