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Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Edmund Wilson

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Format: Paperback, 432pp.
ISBN: 1559212381
Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd
Pub. Date: February 2000

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The scrolls of the Essenes and the history of this Jewish sect's possible antecedence to Christiantiy intrigued Edmund Wilson and drew him, in 1954, to Israel and the revelation contained in the newly discovered scrolls. His resulting account of the scrolls' history and significance was first published in the New Yorker, and expanded into book form, and then revised just before Wilson's death.


"Mr. Wilson has been a wizard in his conquering of the facts of an incredibly involved archaeological story."
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"Mr. Wilson tells this story admirably:he has spared no paines in tracking down elusive facts...Most interesting to this reviewer are the superb vignettes of scholars whom he knows."
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Forward by Leon Edelvii
ISRAEL, 1954
I.On First Reading Genesis3
II.Eretz Yisrael43
The Scrolls from the Dead Sea, 1955
I.The Metropolitan Samuel113
II.The Essene Order132
III.The Monastery152
IV.The Teacher of Righteousness165
V.What Would Renan Have Said?188
VI.General Yadin224
II.The Genesis Apocryphon253
III.The Psalms257
IV.The Nahum Pesher263
V.John Allegro272
VI.The Copper Scrolls280
VII.The Texts286
VIII.The Testemonia292
IX.The Epistles to the Hebrews299
XI.Dubious Documents323
"On the Eve," 1967
III.The Two Jerusalems341
IV.The New National Israel Museum349
V.Conversations with Yadin and Flusser354
The June War and the Temple Scroll373
General Reflections385

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