The Dead Sea Scrolls : A Biography.

Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Je...

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Main Author: Collins, John J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series:Lives of Great Religious Bks.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • LIVES OF GREAT RELIGIOUS BOOKS
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER 1 The Discovery of the Scrolls
  • CHAPTER 2 The Essenes
  • CHAPTER 3 The Site of Qumran
  • CHAPTER 4 The Scrolls and Christianity
  • CHAPTER 5 The Scrolls and Judaism
  • CHAPTER 6 The Scrolls and the Bible
  • CHAPTER 7 The Battle for the Scrolls
  • APPENDIX Personalities in the Discovery and Subsequent Controversies
  • NOTES
  • GLOSSARY
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEXES
  • Ancient Texts
  • Names
  • Places
  • Subjects.