Mike Aquilina

John of Qumran

Wednesday November 15th 2006, 6:46 am

My co-author Chris Bailey read the recent news stories about the Dead Sea Restrooms and offered this definition: “An archaeologist is someone who thinks he knows where the Essenes kept their latrine and doesn’t head in the opposite direction.”

The question echoes down the millennia: Do you hang the scroll so that it unrolls from the top or from the bottom?