Dead Sea Scrolls : A Very Short Introduction.

Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim explains the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, and presents the true facts behind the theories a...

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Autor principal: Lim, Timothy.
Formato: livro electrónico
Idioma:English
Publicado em: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Colecção:Very Short Introductions
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Resumo:Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim explains the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, and presents the true facts behind the theories and controversies surrounding their interpretation and significance. - ;Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be dificult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim here presents the true facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, and examines their significance for our understanding of the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. He also tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their. discovery, explains the science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the cast of characters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultural icon. - ;an excellent addition to the series - Evangelical Quarterly.
Descrição Física:1 online resource (115 pages)
ISBN:9780191517532