The End of Days (36 min)
"About 2,000 years ago, a group of people lived at Qumran, on the shore of the Dead Sea. Were they really the Essenes? And did the inhabitants write the more than 800 scrolls that were found there? In this program, Geza Vermes, of Oxford University; Lawrence Schiffman, of New York University; archaeologist Hanan Eshel; and other experts search for the answers. The startling counter-theories of Norman Golb and Yitzhar Hirschfeld are also considered. Close-ups of scroll and pottery fragments, footage of the dig at Qumran, models and drawings, and readings from the War Scroll, Temple Scroll, and Copper Scroll are included." 2000.