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Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
Michael Baigent
0671797972
April 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For the lay reader, this crystalline, well-documented work offers substantive evidence that for more than 40 years a small coterie of Catholic scholars established a stranglehold on access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the Qumran caves east of Jerusalem in 1947. Baigent and Leigh ( Holy Blood, Holy Grail ) claim that the elite group had direct links to official Vatican propaganda offices, that at least two among them were outspoken anti-Semites, and that they suppressed material that connects early Christianity to the Qumran community as well as to the zealous defenders of the fortress of Masada. Drawing on the findings of independent Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman of California State University, the authors advance startling theories that should change the way we view ancient...


The Other Bible
Willis Barnstone
0060815981
Sept 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date. The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo-Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long-suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one. This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone. o  The interest...


The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
Geza Vermes (Translator)
0140449523
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
It's been 50 years since a Bedouin youth named Muhammed edh-Dhub went looking for a stray sheep and instead found the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the intervening decades, the scrolls have been enveloped in a storm of controversy and bitter conflict: the scholars entrusted with translating and editing the texts sat on many of them instead, creating suspicions that escalated to conspiracy theories about supposed cover-ups of sensitive, even damaging material. Geza Vermes, a former professor of Jewish studies at Oxford and a noted authority on the scrolls, marks the 50th anniversary of Muhammed edh-Dhub's find with his book The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English; the title, however, is misleading, for the collection of documents is by no means complete. Vermes has left out the copies of Hebrew scriptures that are available...


The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

1850755639


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Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew (translation) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
Martin Abegg
0060600640
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English is the first full English translation of the Hebrew scriptures used by the Essene sect at Qumran. (The Essenes, along with the Pharisees and Saducees, were among the three most influential Jewish groups of their time [150 B.C. to 68 A.D.]). Between 1947 and 1956, in 11 caves overlooking the Dead Sea, more than 800 manuscripts of two types were found. The first are called "biblical"--because they contain material that was later canonized in the Hebrew Bible; the second are called "non-Biblical"--because they contain poetry, rules for holy living, and imaginative, midrashic interpretations that are unique to the community that produced them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible comprises the biblical manuscripts, including many new Psalms,...



The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance: The Non-Biblical Texts from Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance, 1)

9004125213


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Book Description
For decades a concordance of all the Dead Sea Scrolls has been a major desideratum for scholarship. The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance covers all the Qumran material as published in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series, as well as the major texts from caves 1 and 11, which appeared elsewhere. This keyword-in-context concordance, prepared by Martin G. Abegg in collaboration with other scholars, contains a new and consistent linguistic analysis of all the words found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The total number of entries is around 134,000. Every entry includes the keyword with its context, exactly as published in the editions referred to above, with notes on some readings. All keywords have an English translation, and they are listed in alphabetical order rather than by verbal root, which makes the concordance...


Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation
Michael O. Wise
006076662X
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1946, the world of biblical studies was rocked by the discovery of several scrolls in caves around the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea Scrolls contained translations of portions of the books of the Hebrew scriptures, a manual of discipline for the community responsible for producing the scrolls and a scroll that narrated an apocalyptic battle between the sons of light, led by a figure called the Teacher of Righteousness, and the sons of darkness. These documents gave biblical scholars a tantalizing glimpse of the then relatively unknown period of first-century Judaism and of the theology of at least one of its sects. Very quickly, though, the ownership of the scrolls became a point of great political contention between the Israeli government and American scholars like Frank Moore Cross at Harvard, and, consequently,...


The Dead Sea Scrolls Rediscovered
Stephen Hodge
1569753334
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
While providing a comprehensive introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls, this book also takes a fresh look at many controversial questions: Why were the scrolls written? Are they prophetic? How are they related to Christianity and Judaism? Stephen Hodge tells the amazing story of their discovery in 1947 as well as the historical drama being played out at the time they were written 2,000 years ago. Most significantly, he draws on fresh evidence on the subject of authorship and explores emerging theories. Unbiased and accessible, this book includes 8 pages of color photos and provides a riveting account of one of the most widely debated archaeological finds of the last century.


James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Robert H. Eisenman
014025773X
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Robert Eisenman, one of the most eminent researchers of early Christianity working today, has produced an exhaustive study of the historical milieu at the time of Jesus and come to the conclusion that James, rather than Peter, was heir to his teachings. Because the historical material regarding James is actually quite plentiful, a clear picture arises not only in regard to who James was, but by extension, who Jesus was also. Controversy is assured; still, given a patient reading, one will discover that Eisenman's research is meticulous, his arguments cogent, and his conclusions persuasive. This should prove to be a popular and influential book. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
In previous writings (most recently, The Dead Sea Scrolls...


Dead Sea Scrolls: The Untold Story
Kenneth Hanson
1571780300
June 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Since 1991, when the Huntington Library opened its collection of photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls to scholars and the Biblical Archaeology Society published a two-volume set of the unpublished scrolls, dozens of books on the scrolls and Qumran have appeared, including two new translations of the nonbiblical texts. Hanson (Judaic studies, Univ. of Central Florida) skillfully tells the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the people who wrote and hid them (whom he identifies with the Essenes). He chronicles the sect as they make their way into the desert, struggle for survival, and are finally destroyed after fleeing to Masada. Throughout, he draws attention to correlations between the scrolls and the New Testament. While there is nothing particularly new here (despite the subtitle) and no issues are clearly...


Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
Timothy H. Lim
0192806599
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Everyone has heard of of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. Here, Timothy Lim presents the true facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the
scrolls, and examines their significance for our understanding of the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. Lim tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their discouvery; their cultural context through the archaeology and history of the Dead Sea region. He explains the
science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the cast of characters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultrual icon.
Beginning with their discovery in the...


The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
James C. VanderKam
0060684658
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This sweeping and up-to-the-minute introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls includes many recent developments in Scrolls research, bringing readers current information on new DNA dating techniques, discoveries in linguistics, and archaeological findings. VanderKam (The Dead Sea Scrolls Today) and Flint (The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible) are clearly experts in their field, familiar with all the major (and minor) issues at stake. At times, they become submerged in questions that only other specialists will care about, or render unnecessarily detailed information on particular points (for example, providing a paragraph on each of the major photographers who have worked with the Scrolls, or debating the intricacies of Paleo-Hebrew). Despite these forays into arcana, the authors usually manage to keep their prose free of...


The Dead Sea Scrolls : A New Translation
Michael O. Wise, Martin G. Abegg
0060692006
November 15, 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1946, the world of biblical studies was rocked by the discovery of several scrolls in caves around the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea Scrolls contained translations of portions of the books of the Hebrew scriptures, a manual of discipline for the community responsible for producing the scrolls and a scroll that narrated an apocalyptic battle between the sons of light, led by a figure called the Teacher of Righteousness, and the sons of darkness. These documents gave biblical scholars a tantalizing glimpse of the then relatively unknown period of first-century Judaism and of the theology of at least one of its sects. Very quickly, though, the ownership of the scrolls became a point of great political contention between the Israeli government and American scholars like Frank Moore Cross at Harvard, and, consequently,...


Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
Martin G. Abegg
0060600632
November 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English is the first full English translation of the Hebrew scriptures used by the Essene sect at Qumran. (The Essenes, along with the Pharisees and Saducees, were among the three most influential Jewish groups of their time [150 B.C. to 68 A.D.]). Between 1947 and 1956, in 11 caves overlooking the Dead Sea, more than 800 manuscripts of two types were found. The first are called "biblical"--because they contain material that was later canonized in the Hebrew Bible; the second are called "non-Biblical"--because they contain poetry, rules for holy living, and imaginative, midrashic interpretations that are unique to the community that produced them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible comprises the biblical manuscripts, including many new Psalms,...



Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hershel Shanks
0679744452
June 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Culled from the pages of Biblical Archaeology Review , which Shanks edits, these essays by scholars in the field shed light on the controversial Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient scriptural writings discovered in caves east of Jerusalem in 1947. Illustrations. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
The discovery and publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls is one of the most important and controversial events in 20th-century biblical and related studies. As editor and publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), Shanks has observed the progress of Scroll studies and the heat they have generated. Here, he compiles 22 articles from the pages of BAR and Bible Review dealing with the discovery of the Scrolls, the ancient community that stored them away,...


Jung and the Lost Gospels
Stephan Hoeller
0835606465
October 25, 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library. Companion video.


John Marco Allegro
Judith Anne Brown
0802828493
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is the first to fully explore the life and ideas of John Marco Allegro (1923–1988), freethinker and rebel, whose work on the Dead Sea Scrolls led him to challenge the church, the team of scholars in charge of editing the Scrolls, and most conventional assumptions about the development of Christianity. As the first British member of the Scrolls editing team, Allegro shared the excitement, the insights, and the eyestrain of deciphering these invaluable ancient fragments. He made it possible for the Copper Scroll to be opened in Manchester and did much to focus worldwide attention on the Scrolls as a whole. But he made his name — or gained his notoriety — from questioning orthodox assumptions about how Christianity began. Allegro's views soon set him apart from fellow Scrolls scholars and even...


Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine
Bart Ehrman
0195181409
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ehrman, chair of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, has written widely on the subject of early Christian documents and the formation of the biblical canon. While acknowledging that Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is an exciting mystery novel, Ehrman questions some of its historical claims. Focusing on 10 areas of concern, including the role Constantine played in the formation of the both the church and the Bible and the evidence for Jesus' personal involvement with Mary Magdalene, Ehrman reviews the historical record and demonstrates that Brown's history behind the mystery is seriously flawed. Ehrman is not concerned with theology; he has no interest beyond that of the professional historian who wants to arm the everyday reader with sound research and helpful historical perspective. His is a documentary...


Jewish Literature Between The Bible And The Mishnah, with CD-ROM, Second Edition
George W. E. Nickelsburg
0800637798
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In this fully revised and expanded edition, Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinic works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), the Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and the works of Philo. This new edition also has an enormously helpful CD-ROM, including biblical citation hyperlinks to the NRSV, web links to primary documents, chapter summaries, and discussion questions. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
George W. E. Nickelsburg is Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Iowa, where he taught for more than three decades. His many works include 1 Enoch 1...


The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition, Vol. 2
Florentino Garcia Martinez
0802844936
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The complete, authoritative study guide to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time -- the Dead Sea Scrolls. This indispensable two-volume compendium of the Dead Sea Scrolls contains newly edited English translations and summaries of all biblical and nonbiblical scrolls found at Qumran. Designed as a practical reference tool to facilitate fruitful study of the Scrolls, these volumes, compiled by expert Dead Sea Scrolls researchers, will be an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls -- from serious scholars to general readers seeking reliable translations of these invaluable ancient texts.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew --This text refers to an out of print or...


The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Philip R. Davies
0500051119
June 2002
Hardcover
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Arizona Republic, 2 July 2002
Provides an excellent primer to what is arguably the greatest discovery of biblical archaeology.

Book Description
The amazing discovery, the intense controversies, the startling revelations: the complete and fascinating story. Since the first scrolls were found in the Judaean desert by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy. The possibility that the scrolls might challenge many assumptions about ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity, coupled with the extremely limited access to the scrolls imposed for many years, only fueled fiery debates on their meanings and implications. With all the scrolls—more than 800 documents from eleven caves—now finally available in facsimile...


Judaism and the Origins of Christianity
David Flusser
9652236276
December 1988
Hardcover
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