The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)
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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)

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'Probably the most important archaeological find in history ... Vermes' translations are a standard in the field' Los Angeles Times

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes has established itself as the classic version of these texts.

Translated and edited with an Introduction and Notes by Geza Vermes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 32mm | 478g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7th Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, 2 maps
  • 0141197315
  • 9780141197319
  • 8,583

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No translation of the Scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes John J. Collins The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Fascinating, not least because of Geza Vermes' wonderful introduction and translation -- Justin Cartwright * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year * No translation of the Scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes -- John J. Collins * The Times Higher Education Supplement *
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About Geza Vermes

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.
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