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The complete Dead Sea scrolls in English

Author: Géza Vermès
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 1997.
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Fifty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, and following the release of the scroll texts to scholars in 1991, this revised and expanded edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the esteemed Qumran scholar Géza Vermès. Hitherto unpublished texts are included, among them important documents relating to the Community's liturgical calendar, its rules and observances, further  Read more...
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Dead Sea scrolls. English.
Complete Dead Sea scrolls in English.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 1997
(OCoLC)643855148
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Vermès
ISBN: 0713991313 9780713991314 0140245014 9780140245011
OCLC Number: 36330880
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew and Aramaic.
Description: xix, 648 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
A Bird's-Eye View of Fifty Years of Dead Sea Scrolls Research --
The Present State of Dead Sea Scrolls Studies --
Qumran and the New Testament --
Qumran's Greatest Novelty --
II. The Community --
App.: The Essenes and the Qumran Community --
III. The History of the Community --
IV. The Religious Ideas of the Community --
A. The Rules --
B. Hymns and Poems --
C. Calendars, Liturgies and Prayers --
D. Apocalyptic Works --
E. Wisdom Literature --
F. Bible Interpretation --
G. Biblically Based Apocryphal Works --
Scroll Catalogue --
Index of Qumran Texts --
Major Editions of Qumran Manuscripts.
Other Titles: Dead Sea scrolls.
Responsibility: [translated from the Hebrew and Aramaic and edited by] Géza Vermès.

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Fifty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, and following the release of the scroll texts to scholars in 1991, this revised and expanded edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the esteemed Qumran scholar Géza Vermès. Hitherto unpublished texts are included, among them important documents relating to the Community's liturgical calendar, its rules and observances, further sections of the Genesis Apocrypha, much Wisdom literature and a crucial inscription discovered among the Qumran ruins in 1996.

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