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The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Philip R. Davies, George J. Brooke, Phillip R. Callaway
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The amazing discovery, the intense controversies, the startling revelations: the complete and fascinating story. Since the first scrolls were found in the Judaean desert by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy. The possibility that the scrolls might challenge many assumptions about ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity, coupled with the extremely limited access to the scrolls imposed for many years, only fueled fiery debates on their meanings and implications. With all the scrolls—more than 800 documents from eleven caves—now finally available in facsimile editions, and translations proceeding on many fronts, some conclusions can at last be drawn as to their authorship and origins, their implications for Christianity and Judaism, and their link with the ancient site of Qumran.
This timely book, written by three noted scholars in the field, draws together all the evidence and presents the first fully illustrated survey of every major manuscript, from the Copper Scroll, the Community Rule, and the Temple Scroll to less well-known scripts such as the Florilegium and New Jerusalem.
Provides an excellent primer to what is arguably the greatest discovery of biblical archaeology.
—Arizona Republic, 2 July 2002
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About the Authors
Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. George J. Brooke is Professor of Theology and Religion at the University of Manchester. Phillip R. Callaway is a lecturer and scholar of Dead Sea Scrolls studies.
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