The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
Penguin Books Limited, Jun 24, 2004 - Fiction - 694 pages
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Quumran by members of the Essene community, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Some sixty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, this revised and much expanded edition of The Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the great Qumran scholar Geza Vermes. As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface. Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.
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This may be a great resource for someone who already has Theological Academics. I was a little disappointed to not find any direct reference to, or pictures of, the actual scrolls. The book is set-up ... Read full review
Great book it clearly states what the Dead Sea Scrolls are saying in a way that is very understandable. I feel that this is a must read for every Christian as it gives some very insightful words of how these scrolls were used. Read full review