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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography

by John J. Collins

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Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination-- and controversy-- than perhaps any other archaeological find. Collins sheds light on the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls, and sheds lights on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history.… (more)
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Both erudite and fair, this accessible text outlines some of the landmarks in the history and impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls. While I wouldn't recommend that it be the only book one read on the topic, it more than suffices as a jumping off point for more detailed investigations. ( )
  dono421846 | Feb 22, 2014 |
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Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination-- and controversy-- than perhaps any other archaeological find. Collins sheds light on the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls, and sheds lights on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history.

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