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The story of the scrolls : the miraculous discovery and true significance of the Dead Sea scrolls

Author: Géza Vermès
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author, relates the controversial story of their discovery and publication around the world, revealing cover-ups, blunders and academic in-fighting, but also the passion and dedication of many of those involved. He shares what he has learned about the scrolls and gives his views on their true significance and what they can teach us, as well as in those areas where scholarly consensus has not yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Vermès
ISBN: 9780141046150 0141046155
OCLC Number: 458730273
Description: vii, 259 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: The state of Biblical studies before Qumran --
Epoch-making discoveries and early blunders --
The Ecole Biblique, seedbed of future troubles --
Somnolence --
politics --
scandal --
The battle over the Scrolls and its aftermath --
What is new in the non-sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls? --
The novelty of the sectarian Scrolls --
Unfinished business : archaeology --
group identity --
history --
The Qumran revolution in the study of Biblical and post-Biblical Judaism and early Christianity.
Responsibility: Geza Vermes.

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The discovery of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" in Qumran, between 1947 and 1956, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. In this book, the author relates the controversial story of their  Read more...

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Vermes has the rare gift of wearing his immense scholarship lightly -- David Goldberg Independent

 
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