Dead Sea Scrolls: Their History and Myths Revealed
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Dead Sea Scrolls: Their History and Myths Revealed

by John DeSalvo
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627950060
Publisher:
Shelter Harbor Press
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Series:
New Perspectives
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,198,238
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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