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    DescriptionThe discovery of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Quumran by members of the Essene community, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Some sixty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, this revised and much expanded edition of "The Dead Sea Scrolls in English" crowns a lifetime of research by the great Qumran scholar Geza Vermes. As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface.Since its first publication in 1962, "The Dead Sea Scrolls in English" has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.


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    Title
    The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Complete Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geza Vermes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449525
    ISBN 10: 0140449523
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    BIC subject category V2: HRLC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLJUD, BSTBIBARC, BSTBIBEXE
    DC22: 296.1/55
    BISAC V2.8: REL040040
    DC22: 296.155
    BISAC V2.8: REL006400
    LC classification: BM487.A3 \
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: BM487 .A3 2004B
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Geza Vermes was born in Hungary in 1924. He studied in Budapest and Louvain. He was the first Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. His other books published by Penguin are The Changing Faces of Jesus and The Authentic Gospel of Jesus.
    Review quote
    Excellent, up-to-date... will enable the general public to read the non- biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance. ("The New York Times Book Review")