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The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of Jewish religious and secular documents, many of them dating back to pre-Christian times. There is no irrefutable reference among the scrolls to Jesus. There are references to cryptic persons such as the "Teacher of Righteousness", but there is no evidence that the Teacher, or any other person mentioned in the scrolls, is meant to be Jesus.

Nevertheless, some scholars have sought to find evidence about early Christianity among the scrolls. For example, Robert Eisenman (The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians) sees a possible reference to Jesus in the Damascus Document, and believes "Teacher of Righteousness" may have been James the Just.

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