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    DescriptionYou know the Scrolls are important . . . but you don't really know why. Sure, there are plenty of scholarly volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, full of indexes, footnotes, and jargon for those in the know. But what if you're not a specialist? What if you just want a basic understanding of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, where they came from, and why they're so important? That's where this little book comes in. David Noel Freedman and Pam Fox Kuhlken here offer an informed, inside look at these significant ancient texts. Full of humor and behind-the-scenes glimpses into research on the Scrolls, What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter? is a fascinating, accessible guidebook -- perfect for any reader seeking a brief, quality introduction to this inscrutable subject. Answers a gamut of questions from the general to the paranoid to the somewhat cynical -- for example: What are the Dead Sea Scrolls all about? Who wrote them, why, and in what languages? Have the Scrolls changed our understanding of any passages in the Bible? Who's hiding stolen fragments? Do the Scrolls tell us when the world will end? How has technology improved our ability to study the Scrolls? How much would a Scroll fragment sell for on eBay today?

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    What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Noel Freedman, By (author) Pam Fox Kuhlken
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802844248
    ISBN 10: 0802844243

    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: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35, 48
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: REL006630
    B&T Approval Code: A13422430
    DC22: 296.1/55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL040040
    DC22: 296.155
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000, REL033000
    LC classification: BM487 .F67 2007
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRJ
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    24 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Author Information
    David Noel Freedman is the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California and has been a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar for over 50 years. Pam Fox Kuhlken is Assistant Professor of English at Arizona Western College and teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at Perelandra College.