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    DescriptionThis approachable introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls presents their complete story while bringing the reader up to date on the most recent discoveries that have redefined our understanding of the scrolls. Part archaeology and part mystery, the story has all the elements of a classic adventure novel: the accidental finding, the greedy pursuit of the documents, the jealous concealment of their content, their mishandling, and ultimately the continued study and debate as to what they tell us about early Christianity. Divided into four parts, the book first tells of the discovery and the initial work on the manuscripts. Second, the book journeys back in time to the historical drama of the Jewish struggle against Roman domination that was unfolding at the time the scrolls were written. Then the author looks more closely at the scrolls themselves. He presents a survey of their content while presenting new DNA evidence as to the source and date of the scrolls. Finally, the author looks at the most controversial question surrounding the scrolls: Who wrote them? With new archaeological evidence from the discovery site contradicting earlier theories, the author presents the emerging picture of the community that produced the scrolls.


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    Title
    The Dead Sea Scrolls Rediscovered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Hodge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569753330
    ISBN 10: 1569753334
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX, HRLC
    DC21: 296.155
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 56
    DC22: 296.1/55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL040040
    DC22: 296.155
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BM487 .H57 2003
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    colour photographs
    Publisher
    Ulysses Press
    Imprint name
    Ulysses Press
    Publication date
    07 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley, CA
    Author Information
    Stephen Hodge is a researcher and writer who specializes in ancient and oriental religions and theology. He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, did MA research in Japan and teaches at the University of London.