THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD
The Community Rule
The Community Rule.
Photo © State of Israel
The Community Rule is the code of behaviour of the Dead Sea Sect.
It discusses topics related to the sectarians' way of life, such as the
acceptance of new members, rules of conduct at communal meals and at
meetings, and punishments. The Community Rule helps us to understand
some aspects of ancient Jewish society and also the early Christian
Read a translation of
the portion of the Community Rule that was shown during
the exhibit in Gatineau.