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Library of the Qumran Sectarians?
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A couple of days ago, as I was scrambling in the area of the caves north of Khirbet Qumran (immediately to the west of Kalia kibbutz), I discovered that some of them contained a number of strange symbols, small black circles, and graffiti supposed to be in paleo-Hebrew. All of them were kind of tidy, not something one would charactreize as regular vandlism. When I walked a couple of hundred meters to the north from the caves, in one of the side wadis I discovered this "masterpiece" (the photo is clickable):



I suspect this stuff was done by some weird sect or something of the kind. Does anybody have a clue who did it, and for what purpose?
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A Manual of the Aramaic Language of the Babylonian Talmud: Grammar, Chrestomathy and Glossaries
By M. L. Margolis
http://depositfiles.com/files/ryg9pkbcm

A Grammar of the Aramaic Idiom Contained in the Babylonian Talmud
By C. Levias
http://depositfiles.com/files/4gms94wzt

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Megilloth Midbar Yehuda. The Scrolls from the Judean Desert
Ed. A. M. Habermann
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition
Ed. F. G. Martínez & E. J. C. Tigchelaar
http://depositfiles.com/files/ihnt9ckih

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I recently had a chance to see the exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls (with some really interesting sections on Qumram) at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Did anyone else here go? I would love to discuss what I saw and learned there.
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Biblical Archaeology Review has an E-feature on Josephus and the Essenes, with a translation of the excerpts of the Jewish War where Josephus speaks of the Essenes.
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DSS exhibit sparks controversy

Did Golb run around the museum with a torch, setting fire to ancient Hebrew manuscripts? Did he violate the canons of scholarship or the “ethics of museology” by publishing an article in which he exposed a lengthy series of erroneous and mendacious statements contained in the exhibit? 

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Dr Jim West has just posted pictures of two newly published DSS fragments on his website. They appear to be from Deuteronomy and Nehemiah.
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A New Dead Sea Scroll in Stone?

A major New York Times article (July 6, 2008) described research by Hebrew University textual scholar Israel Knohl, which claims that “Gabriel’s Vision” provides important new insights into the early Jewish and Christian concepts of the messiah. A more complete article tracking Knohl’s research—by the man himself—will be published in the September/October 2008 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.
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Helsinki Summer School is arranging a lecture course on the Qumran Movement in Second Temple Judaism.

The course is an introduction to the main aspects of the DSS. It will cover the discovery and contents of the caves; the Second Temple period setting; the identify of the Qumran movement; DSS as a window to Jewish groups; the archaeology of the Qumran site; religious practices and beliefs; the interpretation of scriptures; and the significance of the DSS to the study of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

The course takes place on the 5-21 of August, 2008. The school is able to grant a limited number of full or partial scholarships.
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A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and its Scrolls

This exhibition - commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of two-thousand-year-old scrolls in a cave near Khirbet Qumran, situated on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea - is devoted to the daily life of the people behind the scrolls...

The Orion Center for the Study of the DSS

The Center aims to stimulate and foster research on the Scrolls, particularly the great task of integrating the new information gained from the Scrolls into the body of knowledge about Jewish history and religion in the Second Temple period... 
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