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Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls

ISBN-10: 0500051119
ISBN-13: 9780500051115
Edition: 2002
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Description: The experts provide a volume on the discovery, meaning and significance of the most important manuscript discovery of modern times. Factfiles, tables, reconstructions, scroll photos and a guide to where to see the scrolls today are included.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

The experts provide a volume on the discovery, meaning and significance of the most important manuscript discovery of modern times. Factfiles, tables, reconstructions, scroll photos and a guide to where to see the scrolls today are included.

Introduction
Chronologies and Map
The Scrolls Revealed
Early Dead Sea Discoveries
The Damascus Document
Editing the Scrolls: The First Fifty Years
The First Editors
The Ancient World of the Scrolls
The Historical Framework: From Babylon to Bar Kokhba
Jewish Religious Life
Jewish Parties and Sects
Inside the Scrolls
Making a Scroll
Scripts and Writing Styles
Carbon-14 Dating
Reconstructing a Scroll
Cave 1
The Rules Scroll
The Community Rule
The Rule of the Congregation
The Rule of Blessings
The War Scroll
The Thanksgiving Hymns
The Biblical Commentaries
The Genesis Apocryphon
The Book of Jubilees
Cave 2
New Jerusalem
Cave 3
The Copper Scroll
Cave 4
The Commentaries on Genesis
Targums to Leviticus and Job
The 'Reworked Pentateuch'
Apocryphon of Joshua
Tobit
The Books of Enoch
Other Ancient Works Preserved in Cave 4
The Florilegium
The Testimonia
Ordinances
The Calendar Texts
The Halakhic Letter
The Wisdom Texts
Poetry, Psalms and Prayers
The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice
Fragments of the Damascus Document
Documentary Texts
Caves 5 to 10
Cave 11
The Temple Scroll
The Psalms Scroll
Melchizedek
Biblical Manuscripts from the Qumran Caves
The Qumran Settlement
The Qumran Settlement
Recently Discovered Ostraca from Qumran
Scrolls, Caves and Ruins: Are They Connected?
The Meaning of the Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Judaism
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity
Who Wrote the Scrolls?
Epilogue
Where to See the Scrolls
Further Reading
Illustration Credits
Index

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