The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity

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Harper Collins, Oct 12, 2004 - Religion - 480 pages
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The story of the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls has become a part of Western lore. Who has not heard about the Bedouin shepherd who threw a rock into a cave, heard a crash, went in to explore, and found the scrolls? The story in that form may be accurate, but it turns out to be something of a simplification. As a matter of fact, much remains unknown about the exact circumstances under which those scrolls were discovered. The story of the discovery at first deals with just one cave; the other ten were located at later times.

  

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Contents

PART
85
Old Testament
154
PART THREE
209
1U 1dentifying the Group Associated with Qumran
239
LZ The Qumran Group Within Early Judaism
275
PART FOUR
309
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Revelation
362
PART F1VE
368
Controversies About the Dead Sea Scrolls
379
APPEND1XES
409
1ndex of Passages from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
424
JV Translations and Editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls
434
Copyright

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James VanderKam, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of The Dead Sea Scrolls Today.

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