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).

About the Author

Donald W. Parry

Donald W. Parry (Ph.D., University of Utah) is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brigham Young University. As a member of the international team of translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he is assigned to translate the books of Samuel. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Society, the Society for Biblical Literature, the International organization for the Study of the Old Testament, and the national association for Professors of Hebrew.

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

  • Subject: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 13: 9780842528542
  • Page Count: 91
  • Price: $ 16.95
  • Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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