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The Dead Sea Scrolls, also known as the Qumran Scrolls, were one of the most significant archaeological finds of the last century. They can show the community where the New Testament was written and within which early Christianity was also born. Professor Jutta Jokiranta is one of the scholars who studies the scrolls. “Qumran movement was a community that adhered to rigid rules, requiring a certain amount of effort to gain membership. The community shared its resources and teachings, convening to study scripture and pray.”
Professor Jutta Jokiranta: What do the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal? | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

The 2000-year-old Qumran texts provide a window onto Judaism in the beginning of the Common Era and the birth of Christianity.