Dead Sea Scrolls Sect A Myth, Says Top Scholar


By Simon Rocker
March 18, 2009
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Rachel Elior, Hebrew University professor, expert on mysticism and popular lecturer at Limmud, has thrown a cat among the scholarly pigeons.
In her new book out next month, she argues that the Essenes, the ascetic sect commonly believed to have been the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, are a myth.
Instead, the ancient documents are the work of a priestly family, she contends. 


 

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