Has The Dead Sea Scroll Mystery Been Solved?

July 30th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

dead1 July 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Archaeological finds which include cryptic messages on an ancient cup as well as the tunnels of Jerusalem might contain leads to the author of the Dead Sea scrolls, feel the scientists.

The scrolls had been the center of wide spread speculations as well as controversy after its existence was discovered more than 60 years ago. It had been found near Qumran, a settlement from the ancient ages. The researchers engaged in finding out more about the writers thought that they may have been penned by the old sect of Essenes which was Jewish in origin.

However, the new facts reveal that the scrolls had been written by more than one sect and could also include those groups of Jewish people who fled from the Temple of Jerusalem after the Roman siege in 70AD. The current belief is based on a number of archeological factors including the decoded messages of the cup.

Some of the scientists also think that the Dead Sea Scrolls are priceless and constitute the great treasure of the Temple of Jerusalem. They held the biblical ‘Ark of Covenant’ as well.

The prominent archeologist, Robert Cargill who is seen in the documentary, ‘Writing The Dead Sea Scrolls’ shown on the National Geographic Channel also believes that the scrolls had been written by the Jews who came from various sects of the religion. The mystery surrounding the scrolls seem to have been solved to some effect.

The parchments and papyrus scrolls will now continue to engage historians, researchers and archeologists with the implications of the recent discovery for years to come.

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