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  1. Dead Sea Scrolls 96121233 Anvi 96121315 Bridget 96121323 Anne 96121348 Ellie

  2. Dead Sea Scrolls Place : Qumran (near Dead Sea) Time : 1947 (discovered time) Content : parchment or papyrus scrolls in jars Language : Hebrew , Aramaic, Greek

  3. Content of the Scrolls • Biblical manuscript • Pseudepigrapha (apocryphal books) 3. Sectarian

  4. Biblical manuscript • Includes all the books in Hebrew Bible • Except for Esther • 40% of the identified scrolls

  5. Pseudepigrapha (apocryphal books) • Document from Second Temple Period • Contains Enoch, Jubilees, Tobit, Sirach, some non-canonical psalms, etc • 30% of the identified scrolls

  6. Sectarian • Possible rules and beliefs of a particular group • Community of Essenes • 30% of the identified scrolls

  7. Essenes • A Jewish religious group • Possible inhabitant in Qumran • Stoicism • Forbids sacrificing animals • Live in poverty

  8. Christianity and Essenes • The children of light vs. the children of darkness • Teacher of Righteousness • Chosen by God • Messiah

  9. Thank you!