Illuminating the Dead Sea Scrolls

Mysteries of Qumran Revealed

Described by many scholars as the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls contain the oldest biblical manuscripts ever found. The lavishly illustrated Illuminating the Dead Sea Scrolls introduces readers to these spectacular scrolls—from their discovery, to the selling and reselling of the scrolls for profit, to the publication of their texts, and finally to the technological advances that help scholars study the scrolls today. Inside you’ll discover how the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal previously unknown psalms, restore a missing verse from Psalm 145, and describe a treasure worthy of Indiana Jones (the treasure has yet to be found).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the 20th Century
  • The Bible and Biblical Studies
  • Bible-like (Parabiblical) Texts Otherwise Unknown
  • Texts of the Jewish Sect
  • Treasure Scrolls, Puzzles, and Mysteries
  • Modern Technology and the Scrolls
  • Nonliterary Writings
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 2014
  • ISBN 13: 9780842528542
  • Page Count: 91
  • Format: paperback
  • Price: $ 16.95
  • Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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