The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Hardback Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

By (author) Jodi Magness

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  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Format: Hardback | 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 28mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0802845894
  • ISBN 13: 9780802845894

Product description

Written with an expert's insight yet an easily readable style, this important book is certain to reinvigorate discussion of this monumental archaeological find. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book intended to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, Magness provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Scrolls and other contemporary documents.

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Jodi Magness, associate professor of classical & Near Eastern archaeology at Tufts University, Medford, Mass., has participated in twenty excavations in Israel and Greece

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"An admirably clear and concise progress report on what is known about this spectacular discovery."