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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Main Author: Lim, Timothy.
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Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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505 0 |a Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Chapter 1 The Dead Sea scrolls as cultural icon -- Chapter 2 The archaeological site and caves -- Chapter 3 On scrolls and fragments -- Chapter 4 New light on the Hebrew Bible -- Chapter 5 Who owned the scrolls? -- Chapter 6 Literary compositions from the Qumran library -- Chapter 7 The Qumran-Essene community in context -- Chapter 8 The Qumran community -- Chapter 9 The religious beliefs of the Qumran community -- Chapter 10 The scrolls and early Christianity -- Chapter 11 The greatest manuscript discovery -- References -- Further reading -- Appendix: Hitherto unknown texts -- Index. 
520 |a 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. 
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