In this book, written for a general readership, Magen Broshi, former director of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum Jerusalem which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls traces the discovery and decipherment of these scrolls, reveals what they teach us about the sect that wrote and studied them, and describes the site at Qumran.

The Temple Scroll is the longest scroll found at Qumran and one of the most important Dead Sea documents. It contains religious laws, most of which concern the Temple, its purity regulations, its festivals and the sacrifices and sacred food eaten there. Some of the laws differ from those found in other Jewish sources of the Second Temple period.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran and the Essenes

  • Author

    M. Broshi.

  • Year of publication


  • Details

    ISBN 978-965-217-345-4

  • Price

    $30 ($22.50 to IES members).