Cover of: The Dead Sea scrolls | Géza Vermès

The Dead Sea scrolls

Qumran in perspective

Published by Collins World in Cleveland, OH .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Scrolls have fulfilled an age-old expectation in that they are written documents belonging to the Bible or connected with it. They were found not in Egypt or Syria, but in the Holy Land itself. Thus at long last, the land of the Bible, dug and turned over by archaeologists thousands of times in hundreds of places, has given the lie to the thesis that no ancient text written on perishable material such as leather or papyrus could resist the ravages of the Palestinian climate. The Scrolls are a dream that has come true. - p. 10.

Table of Contents

Discoveries in the Judaean desert
Authenticity and dating of the scrolls
The Qumran library
Life and institutions of the sect
Identification of the community
History of the sect
The religious ideas and ideals of the community
Qumran and biblical studies

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [231]-232.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
296.8/1
Library of Congress
BM175.Q6 V47 1978

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
238 p.
Number of pages
238
Dimensions
21 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4742649M
Internet Archive
deadseascrollsqu0000verm
ISBN 10
0529054914
ISBN 13
9780529054913
LC Control Number
78055467
OCLC/WorldCat
4049262
Library Thing
6874024
Goodreads
3825835
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