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Bibil Identifier bibil:217195
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Qumran Textiles and the Garments of Qumran's Inhabitants
Author Shamir, Orit
Author Sukenik, Naama
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 206-225 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Among the Qumran textiles that were kept at the Rockefeller Museum was a group of textiles that were unusual for Qumran. Most of them were made of wool, and some were dyed or decorated. Their marking QCC—Qumran Christmas Cave indicates their origin. In 2007 the cave was investigated by Porat, Eshel, and Frumkin. The cave is located in the bottom section of Kidron valley and doesn't belong to Qumran caves. It can now be determined that all of the textiles from Qumran are made solely of linen. They were free of any colored decoration, except for scroll wrappers that decorated in blue. This, and the simplicity and whiteness of the textiles from Qumran, is compatible with the literary sources. It appears that the people of Qumran wished to differentiate themselves from the rest of the population also on the basis of their style of garments.
DOI 10.1163/156851711X570427
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Qumran, Khirbet / Ein Feshkha
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Clothing / Dress
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