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Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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ISBN-10: 1559212381

ISBN-13: 9781559212380

Edition: 2000

Authors: Edmund Wilson

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'Mr.Wilson depicts the continuing paradox of Israel: a modern republic struggling to survive in a tense Middle East against a background of Biblical history.'
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Moyer Bell
Publication date: 3/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Wilson roamed the world and read widely in many languages. He was a journalist for leading literary periodicals: Vanity Fair, where he was briefly managing editor; The New Republic, where he was associate editor for five years; and the New Yorker, where he was book reviewer in the 1940s. These varied experiences were typical of Wilson's range of interests and ability. Eternally productive and endlessly readable, he conquered American literature in countless essays. If he is idiosyncratic and lacks a rigid mold, that probably contributes to his success as a literary critic, since he was not committed to interpretation in the straitjacket of some popular approach or dogma. His critical…    

Foreword
Israel, 1954
On First Reading Genesis
Eretz Yisrael
Samaritan Passover
The Guardians of the City
The Fiction of S. Y. Agnon
Theocracy
Tanach
Jerusalem the Golden
Deganiya
Eretz Yisrael
The Dead Sea Scrolls, 1947-1969
The Scrolls from the Dead Sea, 1955
The Metropolitan Samuel
The Essene Order
The Monastery
The Teacher of Righteousness
What Would Renan Have Said?
General Yadin
1955-1967
Polemics
The Genesis Apocryphon
The Psalms
The Nahum Pesher
John Allegro
The Copper Scrolls
The Texts
The Testimonia
The Epistle to the Hebrews
Masada
Dubious Documents
"On the Eve," 1967
Tattoo
Palestinians
The Two Jerusalems
The New National Israel Museum
Conversations with Yadin and Flusser
Departure
The June War and the Temple Scroll
General Reflections
Index