Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 240 pages
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The second edition of this fascinating book is the ideal introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their impact on our understanding of the rise of Christianity.

  • Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated general reader.
  • Explains how revolutionary the discovery of the Scrolls was and their enduring significance.
  • Sets the Scrolls within the wider context of Jewish history and religion of the second temple period.
  • Now expanded to include additional material about the scrolls themselves and recent theories about the community behind them.

This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines.

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About the author (2008)

Jonathan G. Campbell studied at Aberdeen and Oxford and has taught at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Since 1996, he has been teaching Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Judaism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol, where he is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and early Judaism. He has published widely on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including Use of Scripture in the Damascus Document (1995). Until recently he was Secretary to the British Association for Jewish Studies.

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