The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the distinguished editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review explains, in plain English, their history and their significance for the origins of Christianity. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 24mm | 339.99g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 80 b&w photographs
  • 0679457577
  • 9780679457572

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About Hershel Shanks

Hershel Shanks is founder and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review and editor of Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of essays on the controversy surrounding the interpretation and dissemination of the scrolls. He is the author of Judaism in Stone: The Archaeology of Ancient Synagogues and Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography. In 1991 he was the first to publish excerpts of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments, which had been secreted by a small coterie of scholars who then controlled them.

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