Friday, July 13, 2007

QUMRAN: I Love This Stuff!

From Fox News on Qumran ...
Fierce warriors once occupied the famous complex where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, new research suggests.Near Eastern Language & CulturesRuins of the Qumran site — in the present-day West Bank — resemble a monastery, but scholars have argued over how it was used before the religious sect who penned the scrolls moved in somewhere between 130 and 100 B.C.

Using the world's first virtual 3-D reconstruction of the site, historians recently found evidence of a fortress that was later converted into its more peaceful, pious function.


"Once you put all the archaeological evidence into three dimensions, the solution literally jumps out at you," said William Schniedewind, chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies at UCLA and the project's principle investigator.
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Seems like a logical place for "warriors" of God to operate from ... problem is the fortress mentality creates Christian ghettos rather than places to launch an operation against the enemy!

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