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Dead Sea Scrolls: Their History and Myths Revealed

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One of the greatest historical unearthings of modern times, the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in the Judean in 1947, and quick became the subject of endless debate and speculation. Yet it was not until 1991 that all 800 documents from eleven caves were translated - and immediately numerous theories were posed about their true authorship and dating.

Author John DeSalvo places the scrolls in their historic context, and explains their classification ...

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Overview

One of the greatest historical unearthings of modern times, the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in the Judean in 1947, and quick became the subject of endless debate and speculation. Yet it was not until 1991 that all 800 documents from eleven caves were translated - and immediately numerous theories were posed about their true authorship and dating.

Author John DeSalvo places the scrolls in their historic context, and explains their classification and the methods of working on and dating the scrolls. He discusses specific texts, the enigmatic Essene community at Qumran, and what has come to light about the scrolls from the artifacts, cemeteries and graves that surround the settlement at Khirbet Qumran. The now famous Copper Scroll with its detailed list of supposed buried treasure, is examined as are the theories surrounding it, such as the possible connection with the lost treasures of the Knights Templar, and the scrolls' relevance to Jesus and the New Testament are also examined in this fascinating, beautifully illustrated book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627950060
  • Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2014
  • Series: New Perspectives
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 592,257
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John DeSalvo is director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Foundation and Executive Director of ASSIST, and international association studying the Shroud of Turin. He lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    Less than I expected

    John de Salvo's book is well written and easy to follow but the contents do not live up to the expectations of the introduction. I expected to find more insight into the latest interpertation and meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The book spends its time going through the finding of the scrolls, side trips into personalities of those who found the scrolls and the measures taken to preserve and display the scrolls. There is some intrigue concerning the efforts of the Catholic Church to cover up or discredit the scrolls. It is shot through with great pictures. In general the book is good as a coffee table conversation piece or for a high school class project on the finding of the scrolls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Dead Sea Scrolls

    I thought this book was very informative regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls and other scrolls both Biblical and that were made for other reasons. I went to the see the exhibit at the Milwaukee County Museum after I read the book. This book had set up alot of background information before I even got there, so I felt better informed when I saw the exhibit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Nice coffee table book

    This book is visually appealing and gives a good history of how and where the scrolls were found but it's a little light on substance. It highlights the Christian aspects of the scrolls but neglects the teachings which were hidden until the scrolls were found.I enjoyed the book but was looking for something a little more indepth.

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    Posted March 13, 2010

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    Posted September 27, 2010

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