Search
 

 More From Region

 

Qumran

On this Page:

An historic/archaeological site. This important site lies on the Dead Sea shore and includes the remains of a village and caves where the famous Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Early settlement at Khirbet Qumran began in the 8th century and occupied c.186BCE and 70AD by the sect (almost certainly the Essenes attested to in Josephus, Pliny and Philo) that produced the corpus now known as the "Dead Sea Scrolls".

Depending on estimates, the compound housed anything up to 200 men living out the Jewish cycle of prayer in privacy, celibacy in direct opposition to the Temple priests in Jerusalem. The site serves as an almost perfect illustration of the practical implications of the doctrine set down in the sect's writings.




 

 Sites & Attractions

 
A hall from the crusader period built on top of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion. Accord...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
One of the most sacred sites for Christianity and the holiest church in Jerusalem. Acco...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
One of Israel's largest concentrations of water fowl. Attracts herons and cormorants in...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Skhem,) an importa...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel primarily serving Jewish Religious families and offering various categories of ro...
Hotel Leonardo Suites Bat-Yam on Bat-Yam's promenade and 15 minutes from the center of ...
Details