Syndics of Cambridge University Library/T-S 10K.6 F.1R

The first Dead Sea scroll. Schechter identified this manuscript from the Cairo Genizah as a 10th-century copy of an ancient document written by a Jewish sect that opposed the religious leaders in Jerusalem. He named this manuscript “Zadokite Document A” (and a 12th-century copy “B”) after the priests described in the text as “the sons of Zadok,” King David’s high priest. The separatist sect that composed this document, Schechter speculated, lived before the Roman destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E. and had also written a manual of their rules.