The Dead Sea Scrolls are the jewel in the crown of Israeli archaeology. They are considered one of the most important finds of the 20th century.
They tour the world as star exhibits but also provoke fierce and, at times, passionate debate.
In a book to be published next month, Rachel Elior of Jerusalem's Hebrew University will set the cat among the academic pigeons once again.
The scrolls were discovered by a shepherd in a cave near Qumran on the edge of the Dead Sea in 1947. Also...Full Story