Dead Sea Scrolls Challenge

New fascinating findings by Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists Dr. Yizhak Magen and Dr. Yuval Peleg challenge the link between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Essenes.

“The association between Qumran, the caves and the scrolls is, thus, a hypothesis lacking any factual archaeological basis,” said Ytizk Magen.

The work of the Israel Antiquities Authority is universal in preserving the heritage of all humankind and the historic record of human culture in the world of Israel, and at the same time uniquely significant to the State of Israel.

Read the New York Times article "Archaeologists Challenge Link Between Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Sect" and watch the included video with John Noble Wilford.

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