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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Penguin Classics)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780140449525
ISBN 10: 140449523
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2004-11-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 648
List Price: $20.00
 
 

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus, the Scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and the origins of Christianity. This fully revised edition of the classic English translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading scholar on the subject, offers an astonishing look into the organization, customs, and beliefs of the community at Qumran. Enhanced by much previously unpublished material and a new preface, this will remain the authoritative translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls for years to come.

LA Times Book Review

Vermes's translations are the most accurate and the most readable, and the format of his volume makes them the most accessible