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Near Kalya in Megilot Council, West Bank, Palestinian Territories — The Middle East
 

The Bursar of the Congregation

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 11, 2019
1. The Bursar of the Congregation Marker
Inscription.  "After he has entered the council of the community ... he shall not have any share of the property of the congregation ... and if it be his destiny to enter the company of the community ... his property and earnings shall be handed over to the bursar of the congregation ..." (Community Rule VI, 16-22).

These rooms belonged to the administrator responsible for finances and the community's spirit, the most important principle of which was collectivity. Three pottery jugs containing 560 silver coins were discovered in this room. This appears to have been the central treasury of the sectarians.
 
Location. 31° 44.476′ N, 35° 27.553′ E. Marker is near Kalya, West Bank, in Megilot Council. Marker can be reached from National Route 90 9 kilometers south of National Route 1, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near Highway 90 and about 1 kilometer from the western shores of the Dead Sea, in an archaeological site in the West Bank managed by Israel's Qumran National Park. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiln (here, next to this marker); The Refectory (a
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By Dale K. Benington, April 11, 2019
2. The Bursar of the Congregation Marker
Distant view of the marker in the ruins of Qumran.
few steps from this marker); Pottery Storeroom (a few steps from this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Ritual Bath (within shouting distance of this marker); Work Area (within shouting distance of this marker); The Scrolls Cave (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Paran Monastery (approx. 17.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalya.
 
More about this marker. In 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bed knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map co-ordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
 
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The Bursar of the Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 11, 2019
3. The Bursar of the Congregation Marker
Another distant view of the marker in the ruins of Qumran.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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