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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all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface.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 seventh edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.

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    The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Geza Vermes
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141197319
    ISBN 10: 0141197315

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    LC classification: BM487.A3 V4 2011
    7, Revised
    Edition statement
    7th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 2 maps
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    26 June 2012
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    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
    No translation of the Scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes -- John J. Collins The Times Higher Education Supplement Fascinating, not least because of Geza Vermes' wonderful introduction and translation -- Justin Cartwright Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year