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Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved

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    Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may
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      Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved

      The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient
      Jerusalem
      tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of
      the
      great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

      The new clues hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest
      known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several
      groups, hidden away during wartime--and may even be "the great treasure
      from the Jerusalem Temple," which held the Ark of the Covenant,
      according to the Bible.

      The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered more than 60 years ago in seaside
      caves near an ancient settlement called Qumran. The conventional wisdom
      is
      that a breakaway Jewish sect called the Essenes--thought to have
      occupied
      Qumran during the first centuries B.C. and A.D.--wrote all the parchment
      and
      papyrus scrolls. But new research suggests many of the Dead Sea Scrolls
      originated elsewhere and were written by multiple Jewish groups, some
      fleeing
      the circa-A.D. 70 Roman siege that destroyed the legendary Temple in
      Jerusalem.

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