Canada's Big Biblical Bargain: How McGill University Bought the Dead Sea Scrolls
Providing many vibrant details, the authors examine the intrigue surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls and debunk many of the myths about them, including allegations of the Vatican’s involvement in hiding the texts from scholars, the possibility that they contained earth shattering revelations, and the actual status of the infamous international editorial committee who limited access to the texts. A fascinating account of international relations, religious negotiation, and scholars, Canada’s Big Biblical Bargain reveals another part of the fascinating tale of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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