Where, and by whom were the Dead Sea Scrolls written.
The paper examines arguments about the origins of the Dead Seas Scrolls. It asks whether or not the the scribes were Essene in origin and if the site of Qumran was where the scrolls were written.
“The Dead Sea Scrolls, after more than fifty years of intense investigative research, remain a much-debated enigma among theologians and manuscript scholars. The most argued points of contention include who produced the works and where the manuscripts originated. Scholars have also raised speculation as to the extent in which the documents connect with both Jewish and early Christian doctrines. Due to the overwhelming amount of material involved, this paper will focus examination on the prevalent arguments regarding the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls.”