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History of the Find

1. In Jerusalem, in the late fall of the year 1947, and at the beginning of the following year, seven scrolls were brought to market that had been found in a cave by a boy who had been chasing his sheep. The region was that of the hill of Khirbet Qumran with its ruins, at the Northwestern end of…

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Eichner, Heidrun, “Qumran”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 29 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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