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orion "The Missing Link"
Pardon if this has already been mentioned, but the current BAR has an
article by Cross and Eshel titled- "The Missing Link: Does a New inscription
(sic) establish a connection between Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls?" The
article has a photo of the ostracon and a transcription (with the
questionable letters in red).
The conclusion says "Clearly it [Qumran] was the communal center of a sect
(we identify it as the Essene mother community)...."
Nothing new here, but now that the identification has been popularized it
will scarcely be dislodged though trumpets from heaven were to sound its defeat.