Canada's Big Biblical Bargain: How McGill University Bought the Dead Sea Scrolls

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 18, 2010 - History - 424 pages
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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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Contents

PART ONE
1
Annotated Correspondence
137
Transcription of RBY Scotts Handlist of Qumran Cave Four fragments purchased by McGill University as of May 1955
308
Notes
319

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Jason Kalman is an assistant professor of classical Hebrew text and interpretation at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, research fellow at the University of the Free State, and a fellow of the McGill Centre for Research on Religion. Jaqueline S. du Toit is a professor in the Department of Afroasiatic Studies, Sign Language, and Language Practice at the University of the Free State and a fellow of the McGill Centre for Research on Religion.

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