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The Dead Sea scrolls : a biography

Author: John J Collins
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Lives of great religious books
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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 more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and conspiracy theories to this day. John Collins tells the story of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012008055
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Collins
ISBN: 1400844606 9781400844609
OCLC Number: 814705849
Description: 1 online resource.
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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Presents the story of the conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls since their startling discovery, and sheds light on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history. This title  Read more...

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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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