The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls


SKU: 9780060684655


The story of the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls has become a part of Western lore. Who has not heard about the Bedouin shepherd who threw a rock into a cave, heard a crash, went in to explore, and found the scrolls? The story in that form may be accurate, but it turns out to be something of a simplification. As a matter of fact, much remains unknown about the exact circumstances under which those scrolls were discovered. The story of the discovery at first deals with just one cave; the other ten were located at later times.

“A comprehensive, detailed but readable account of what the scrolls really say.” “This work provides a cap and climax to more than fifty years of research and publication of the Scrolls.” “Eminently readable and reliable…a mine of information and a very useful reference work.” “A superb introduction to all of the major points…a well-illustrated guide.” “Comprehensive and up-to-date…an important addition to any collection on the Dead Sea Scrolls.”

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Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 1 × 7 × 9 in