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The Dead Sea scrolls : a very short introduction

Author: Timothy H Lim
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since their accidental discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery ever. Amidst the conspiracies, politics, and sensational claims, however, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality." "In this Very Short Introduction, Timothy H. Lim presents the facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, revealing much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Introducciones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy H Lim
ISBN: 0192806599 9780192806598 9780192806898
OCLC Number: 61440446
Description: 138 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: The Dead Sea Scrolls as Cultural Icon --
The archaeological site and caves --
On scrolls and fragments --
New light on the Hebrew Bible --
Who owned the scrolls? --
Literary compositions from the Qumran library --
The Qumran-Essene community in context --
The Qumran community --
The religious beliefs of the Qumran community --
The scrolls and early Christianity --
The greatest manuscript discovery.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Timothy H. Lim.
Local System Bib Number:
000560786

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Since their accidental discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery ever made. Amidst the conspiracies, politics, and sensational claims, however, it  Read more...
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