Qumran

Qumran, Palestinian Territory

Travel Blogs from Qumran

Qumran Travel Blogs (9)
The Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

The Dead Sea Scrolls

A travel blog entry by eric

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Now, down to the lowest point on earth - 1,290 feet below sea level.  The Dead Sea is 7 times more salty than average seawater.  Too harsh for any plant or animal life to exist.  Because the water is so dense, bodies float.  I ...

Qumran: Where you always need a bath, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Qumran: Where you always need a bath

A travel blog entry by roughroadpilgri

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The Qumran community always in need of a bath. Religious purity was of the utmost importance, and the Qumran ruins clearly communicate the importance of water in ritual purification. As the pictures communicate water traveled throughout this desert ...

Deeper into the West Bank, Jericho (and Qumran), Palestinian Territory travel blog

Deeper into the West Bank

A travel blog entry by fr-joseph

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After seeing Bethany, we drove out further into the West Bank, to Jericho and then to Qumran and the Dead Sea.    See captions on the specific photos for ...

Origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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Map of Qumran   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . . . . . . . . . . . .   OCT 26: Qumran became famous from a sect known as the Essenes who lived and studied here for two centuries through the revolt of the ...