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Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered
     

Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered

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by Robert H. Eisenman, Michael Wise
 

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The first complete translation and interpretation of fifty key documents withheld for over thirty-five years. Critically acclaimed.

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The first complete translation and interpretation of fifty key documents withheld for over thirty-five years. Critically acclaimed.

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Library Journal
The continuing interest in the Dead Sea Scrolls is due in part to the controversy surrounding their interpretation. Specifically, attention is focused upon the importance of previously unpublished texts in reconstructing the history of early Christianity. Some say there is little or nothing of interest in the remaining fragments; others insist that they are of monumental importance. By far the largest cache of these fragments is the one discovered in Qumran cave 4, from which authors Eisenman (Middle East religions, California State Univ.-Long Beach) and Wise (Near Eastern languages and civilization, Univ. of Chicago) have reconstructed 50 texts. For each text, they have provided a transcription into modern Hebrew characters, a translation, and commentary on the text's significance. Significantly, these documents indicate a close relationship between the Zealot Qumran community and the Jewish Christian community under the leadership of James, the brother of Jesus. While the authors must be given due credit for making more of the scroll material available, their conclusions are tentative. Recommended for seminary and academic religion collections.-- Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.

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ISBN-13:
9781852303686
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.09(d)

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Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely fantastic. You will want to have a new updated Bible when you read this as well as some of the apocryphal writings. You will want to make comparisons between what is written in this book in relation to the others. I found it extremely enlightning and allows one to visualize how the different groups actually interacted on the ground in dealing with each other and the variances between belief systems. Very intriguing! Very thought provoking! If one already is familiar with the history of the period involving the nations involved as well as leaders, things begin to get crystal clear. One wonders how much more we do not know that might yet be found. Why do some groups deliberately attempt to suppress new information? I highly recommend the book. Don't miss it. Read it slowly and compare reference citations to other material. You will be far wiser for having done so.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will in light to the better way to be and help u understand the teaching's of the old way.. i loved this book and i think u will to.