Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls
00:00 - 04:28
Describes the Essenes, a Jewish sect in the time of the Romans with apocalyptic beliefs. The Essenes withdrew from wider civilization and lived simply in the Judean desert. Some of their writing was discovered preserved in caves of the area in the 20th century, often known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.