Between 1947 and 1956, eleven caves were discovered near Qumran, which contained fragments of some eight hundred scrolls from the Second Temple period. As Yigael Yadin observed, this was "the most important discovery made in the Holy Land in the fields of Bible, history, and the history of Judaism and Christianity." Unfortunately, only about twenty scrolls survived nearly in fact, and just fragments have been preserved of the rest.
We have chosen to present the everyday life of the members of the Judaean Desert sect.
We have tried to show how the sectarians' way of life reflected the concept of separation that informed all of their behavior. As far as possible,
artifacts and written documents have been displayed together,
so that each may throw light on the other, thus creating a picture of life in the "Yahad" community.
The settlement at Qumran served a community of between 150 and 200 people, thought by most scholars to have been members of a religious sect. There is no way of knowing whether the sect consisted solely of men, or whether women and children belonged too. However, even if it is assumed that women took no part in the religious ceremonies, they were buried in the settlement's cemetery and must have been associated with this group.
The most important discovery made in the Holy Land in the fields of Bible, and the history, of Judaism and Christianity, eleven caves were discovered near Qumran, which contained fragments of some eight hundred scrolls from the Second Temple period.
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