Khirbat Qumran

geographical name Khir·bat Qum·ran \ kir-ˈbat-küm-ˈrän \
variants: or Khirbet Qumran

Definition of Khirbat Qumran

locality in the West Bank on the Wadi Qumran near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea; site of a community of Essenes (about 100 b.c.a.d. 68) near a series of caves in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

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