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    DescriptionThis title offers a fascinating account of a world renowned Biblical Archaeologist and his scrapes with Governments, Nomads and Scoundrels. Herschel Shanks is a world renowned Biblical Archaeologist and Founder and Editor of "The Biblical Archaeology Review". Early on, he established a practice as a successful and well-paid Attorney in Washington DC. But after a trip to the Holy Land he changed careers and devoted himself to the study of Biblical Archaeology. Aside from the huge scholarly importance of this subject, Shanks introduces us here to a fascinating world or rivalry, skulduggery and internecine warfare. In the process Shanks has ended up in court. With the discovery of 'The Dead Sea Scrolls' a whole new world of theft and conspiracy opened up. Nomads seeing the chance of making a quick buck stole fragments and then sold them to unscrupulous dealers. Most recently Shanks has been associated with the discovery of the Ossuary which contained the bones of The Brother of Jesus. Shanks vigorously defends its authenticity in one of the book's most lively chapters.


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    Title
    Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls
    Subtitle
    And Other Adventures of an Archaeology Outsider
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hershel Shanks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441152176
    ISBN 10: 1441152172
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    DC22: 220.9/3092
    LC classification: CC115.S43 A3 2010
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 220.93092
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, NKD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    03 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Hershel Shanks is the longtime editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review, which is to biblical archaeology what Vogue is to fashion, and author of numerous popular books such as Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple (2nd ed. 1999). Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography (1995), and The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    Review quote
    'As always, Shank's style is clear and understandable for a wide audience... Readers with an interest in Bible History can read it as a primer.'--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. In the Beginning; 2. The Sharon Years; 3. My College Years; 4. Columbia, Harvard and the Department of Justice; 5. Practising Law; 6. Our Year in Israel; 7. Starting BAR; 8. Maturing BAR; 9. Freeing the Scrolls; 10. Losing in Court; 11. The Pomegranate and the Ossuary; 12. The Yehoash Plaque; 13. The Forgery Trial of the Century; 14. My Credo.