Qumran Rule of the Community

Detail of column 5 (lines 13-26) from the Qumran Rule of the Community.

Detail of column 5 (lines 13-26) from the Qumran Rule of the Community.

An archaeological site on the western shore of the Dead Sea, in modern Israel, where a small group of Jews lived in the last centuries B.C.E. The site was destroyed by the Romans around 70 C.E. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near the site and are believed by most scholars to have belonged to the people living at Qumran.

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