Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 2

Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 2

by Jonathan G. Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631229930

ISBN-13: 9780631229933

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The second edition of this fascinating book is the ideal introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their impact on our understanding of the rise of Christianity.

  • Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated general reader.
  • Explains how revolutionary the discovery of the Scrolls was and their

Overview

The second edition of this fascinating book is the ideal introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their impact on our understanding of the rise of Christianity.

  • Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated general reader.
  • Explains how revolutionary the discovery of the Scrolls was and their enduring significance.
  • Sets the Scrolls within the wider context of Jewish history and religion of the second temple period.
  • Now expanded to include additional material about the scrolls themselves and recent theories about the community behind them.

This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229933
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps and Figures.

Text Acknowledgements.

Author's Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1. What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?.

2. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible.

3. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Essenes.

4. An Essene Community at Qumran.

5. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Judaism.

6. Christianity Reconsidered.

7. Controversy and Conspiracy.

Appendix I.

Further Reading.

Notes.

Index.

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