Illuminating Genetic Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  title={Illuminating Genetic Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls},
  author={Sarit Anava and Moran Neuhof and Hila Gingold and Or Sagy and Arielle R. Munters and Emma M. Svensson and Ebrahim Afshinnekoo and David C. Danko and Jonathan Foox and Pnina Shor and Beatriz Riestra and Doroth{\'e}e Huchon and Christopher E. Mason and Noam Mizrahi and Mattias Jakobsson and Oded Rechavi},
The Integration of Metagenomics and Chemical Physical Techniques Biodecoded the Buried Traces of the Biodeteriogens of Parchment Purple Spots
This mini review discusses the application of the combination of basic and high-throughput techniques to study historical parchments by using the integration of metagenomic with recent chemical and physical approaches, which might have key implications in the preservation of many ancient documents.
The Covenant Renewal Ceremony as the Main Function of Qumran
Unlike any other group or philosophy in ancient Judaism, the yaḥad sect obliged all members of the sect to leave their places of residence all over the country and gather in the sect’s central site
Alignment-free methods for polyploid genomes: quick and reliable genetic distance estimation
Mash, a k-mer analysis tool that uses the MinHash method to reduce complexity in large genomic datasets, is investigated for basic population genetic analyses of polyploid sequences and may be a particularly useful addition to the toolkit ofpolyploid geneticists for rapid confirmation of alignment-based results.
Alignment‐free methods for polyploid genomes: Quick and reliable genetic distance estimation
Mash may be a particularly useful addition to the toolkit of polyploid geneticists for rapid confirmation of alignment‐based results and for basic population genetics in reference‐free systems or those with only poor‐quality sequence data available.


The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity
The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near the Dead Sea fifteen miles east of Jerusalem between 1947 and 1956, include the oldest existing biblical manuscripts and the remarkable texts of the purist
Out of the Cave: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Dead Sea Scrolls Research
More than 50 years ago the discovery of scrolls in eleven caves beside the Dead Sea ignited the imagination of the world - and launched a vast academic field. Expectations abounded that the scrolls
A Newly Reconstructed Calendrical Scroll from Qumran in Cryptic Script
Abstract:In this article we offer a reconstruction and edition of one of the last unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls. It is an extremely fragmentary calendrical scroll written in the Cryptic A code. While
Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls
With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, fresh analysis of the evidence presented can be and indeed, should be made. Beyond the Qumran Community does just that, reaching a surprising
Qumran And The Genealogy Of Western Mysticism
This chapter sets out two linked theses. The first is that the evidence that has accumulated for the existence of mysticism in the Qumran community is now substantial and compelling. The second is
"The complete World of The Dead Sea Scrolls", Philip R. Davies, George Brooke, Philip R. Callaway, New York 2002 : [recenzja] / A. Długosz.
New in paperback, this is a fully illustrated volume on the discovery, meaning and significance of all the "Dead Sea Scrolls" by acknowledged experts in the field. Offering intriguing historical and
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography
The Scrolls and Christianity and the Bible: The Discovery and Subsequent Controversies is concerned with the discovery and subsequent controversies surrounding the scrolls and their use in Judaism and Christianity.
Paging through history: parchment as a reservoir of ancient DNA for next generation sequencing
Next generation sequencing to two parchments of seventeenth and eighteenth century northern English provenance is applied and it is concluded that parchment represents an excellent substrate for genomic analyses of historical livestock.
Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert
This monograph is written in the form of a handbook on the scribal features of the texts found in the Judean Desert (the Dead Sea Scrolls). It deals in detail with the material, shape, and
Estimating genetic kin relationships in prehistoric populations
A group of five closely related males from the same Corded Ware culture site in modern-day Germany is found, suggesting patrilocality, which highlights the possibility to uncover social structures of ancient populations by applying READ to genome-wide aDNA data.