Canal March

The Essenes, the Qumran Community and the Sects in Post-Biblical Judaism

Adolfo Roitman

Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, addresses the sectarian phenomenon in ancient Judaism from a social and religious perspective. Basing his argument on the Dead Sea Scrolls, he explains the historical context of the development of the ideology of the Essenes, analysing the beliefs and model of society of this community from Qumran.

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