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The meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls

Author: A Powell Davies
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©1956.
Series: Mentor book, ME2704.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Powell Davies
ISBN: 0451627040 9780451627049
OCLC Number: 22223272
Description: [144] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: The discovery of the scrolls --
1. The manuscripts from Wadi Qumran --
2. Exploration and further discoveries --
3. Excavation of Khirbet Qumran --
4. Vicissitudes of the scrolls --
5. What the scrolls contain --
6. Significance of the discovery ignored by new testament scholars --
7. Public interest aroused --
Chapter Two: The dating of the scrolls --
1. Stormy debate on a crucial question --
2. The evidence of paleography --
3. Argument gives way to archeology --
4. Archeology, numismatics and the radio-carbon test --
5. Probability that is almost certainty --
Chapter Three: The sect of the scrolls --
1. The elite of a chosen people --
2. The people of the Sinai covenant --
3. The prophets of righteousness --
4. The period that produced the sect --
5. Scriptures not in the Bible --
6. The Jewish religious parties --
7. Who were the Essenes? --
8. The Essenes and the sect of the scrolls --
9. Essenic beliefs and the teacher of righteousness --
10. What happened to the Essenes? --
Chapter Four: The scrolls and Christian origins --
1. The scholars and the Laity --
2. The scrolls and the new testament --
3. Christian origins and pagan influences --
4. The second battle of the scrolls: theology versus history --
5. The early church and the Essenic sects --
6. More about scriptures not in the Bible --
7. Hypothesis and conjecture --
8. Some questions that invite new answers --
9. Who were the early Christians? Some suggestions for further inquiry --
Chapter Five: The scrolls and Jesus --
1. Schweitzer's view of Jesus --
2. Jesus as Messiah of Israel --
3. Jesus as timeless teacher --
4. The word still spoken --
Conclusion: is it gain or loss for religion?
Series Title: Mentor book, ME2704.
Responsibility: by A. Powell Davies.

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