This group includes the legal documents of Jews who fled to caves along the shore of the Dead Sea during the Bar-Kochba Revolt.
“The text is very reminiscent of the book of Deuteronomy, and anyone who is familiar with it would feel it. But there are also some differences,” Dershowitz said.
Some 600 Judean Desert caves surveyed so far, Israeli Antiquities Authority's Eitan Klein tells 'Post' a day after discovery of first fragments in some 60 years unveiled
6,000-year-old child skeleton also found in Judean Desert cave. It is the first such discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 and the early 1950s.
The most notable contribution of Shanks's career may have been a decades-long advocacy for public access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in 1947.
Golb also headed a movement in the 1990s to allow increased scholarship of the scrolls, which had been restricted for decades.
Scrolls have been an essential part of Jewish life for millennia
The Qumran explorer was 91 years old.
A visit to Qumran National Park and the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls
"The Polymaths Award is different. They tell you: 'Here are the resources. Do something completely new, take risks. Investigate wild ideas.'"