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The Copper scroll and the search for the Temple treasure

Author: Hershel Shanks
Publisher: Washington, DC : Biblical Archaeology Society, [2007]. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the intriguing story of two copper rolls now known as "the Copper Scroll" discovered in the Judean desert more than 50 years ago. Most scholars agree this unique scroll describes the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple that were buried shortly before 70 C.E., when the Roman legions burned the city and its holy sanctuary. Accompany author Hershel Shanks as he explains the Copper Scroll's enigmatic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hershel Shanks
ISBN: 9780979635717 0979635713
OCLC Number: 124074731
Description: xii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The scholars win one --
From rolls to scrolls --
Squabbling scholars --
Publication rights--and wrongs --
Folklore or Temple treasure? --
Locating the treasure --
Tunnel mystery --
Saving the Copper scroll.
Responsibility: Hershel Shanks.
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This book tells the intriguing story of two copper rolls now known as "the Copper Scroll" discovered in the Judean desert more than 50 years ago. Most scholars agree this unique scroll describes the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple that were buried shortly before 70 C.E., when the Roman legions burned the city and its holy sanctuary. Accompany author Hershel Shanks as he explains the Copper Scroll's enigmatic contents, takes you on a quest for the legendary treasure, and describes the high-tech methods used to decipher and preserve this important ancient document. - Publisher.

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