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A Dead Sea Scroll from Medieval Cairo

Lecture no. 8 from the course: The Dead Sea Scrolls

A Dead Sea Scroll from Medieval Cairo

Taught by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Focus on the famous Damascus Document, two copies of which were discovered in a Cairo synagogue in the 1890s. Although the copies were medieval, the texts themselves were believed to be ancient—a conclusion later confirmed when fragments of the same texts were found at Qumran.

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