Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 2

Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 2

by Jonathan G. Campbell
     
 

Between 1947 and 1956, nearly 900 ancient Jewish manuscripts were found in remote caves near Khirbet Qumran on the edge of the Dead Sea. This authoritative and accessible book explains the nature and significance of these amazing manuscripts and the dramatic impact they have had on our understanding of religion in ancient Palestine. Cutting through scholarly

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Between 1947 and 1956, nearly 900 ancient Jewish manuscripts were found in remote caves near Khirbet Qumran on the edge of the Dead Sea. This authoritative and accessible book explains the nature and significance of these amazing manuscripts and the dramatic impact they have had on our understanding of religion in ancient Palestine. Cutting through scholarly controversies and conspiracy theories, it demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls have transformed our comprehension of the Bible, Judaism in the time of Jesus, and the rise of Christianity.

In the second edition the main text, footnotes and bibliographies have all been thoroughly updated, and a new chapter added that expands the material on the identity of the community behind the scrolls and provides a helpful survey of the manuscripts. The book is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in either the Scrolls themselves, Jewish history and religion in the Second Temple period or the early Christian movement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229933
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,082,884
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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