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The Dead Sea scrolls : a biography

Author: John J Collins
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination-- and controversy-- than perhaps any other archaeological find. Collins sheds light on the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls, and sheds lights on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history.
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Collins, John Joseph, 1946-
Dead Sea scrolls.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)814705849
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Collins
ISBN: 9780691143675 0691143676
OCLC Number: 779607202
Description: xiv, 272 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Discovery of the Scrolls --
The Essenes --
The Site of Qumran --
The Scrolls and Christianity --
The Scrolls and Judaism --
The Scrolls and the Bible --
The Battle for the Scrolls --
Appendix. Personalities in the Discovery and Subsequent Controversies.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: John J. Collins.

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"One could scarcely imagine a better concise guide to the Scrolls that John Collins's The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biograohy. Collins, who teaches at Yale, writes with clarity and liveliness, and Read more...

 
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