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Dead Sea Scrolls, The

Dead Sea Scrolls, The

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From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, here is a fresh look at the scrolls, including the most recently released texts.

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Publisher's Synopsis

Wise, Abegg and Cook bring the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran to life, translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls.

This book contains: intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity; new stories about Abraham, Jacob, and Enoch - including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac; twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author; new psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua; texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves - including the Archangel Michael.

The translators provide commentary throughout placing the scrolls in their true historical context, while the introduction discusses what is perhaps their greatest mystery - who authored them and why.

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"...a rather readable presentation of a large portion of the non-biblical scrolls, which commends itself to the general reader."     ~Journal of Biblical Literature

Excerpt

“1 […] they defiled […] 2 […they begot] giants and monsters […] 3 […] they begot and, behold, a[ll the earth was corrupted…] 4 […] with its blood and by the hand of […] 5 [giants] which did not suffice for them and […] 6 […] and they were seeking to devour many […] 7 […] 8 […] the monsters [destro]yed it.”

Author Essenes
Translator Wise, Michael
Cotranslator Abegg, Martin
Cotranslator Cook, Edward
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 513 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1999
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