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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls

Author: Lawrence H Schiffman; James C VanderKam
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Counter Discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 800 manuscripts nearly one thousand years older than any other writings of the Hebrew Scriptures. Ever since, these mysterious documents have raised many questions. What do the scrolls tell us about the people who wrote them? What information do they have about early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism? How do they confirm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Reference sources
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence H Schiffman; James C VanderKam
ISBN: 0195084500 9780195084504 0195137965 9780195137965 0195137973 9780195137972
OCLC Number: 42752367
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2000.
Description: 2 volumes (xiv, 1132 pages) ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-M --
v. 2. N-Z.
Responsibility: Lawrence H. Schiffman, James C. VanderKam, editors in chief.

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With contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning, this is the most comprehensive critical synthesis of recent knowledge about the Dead Sea  Read more...
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Sumptuous and comprehensive ... The range of this Encyclopedia has to be enormous... highly useful, annotated bibliographies are attached to each article... an indispensable work. * Hyam Maccoby, TLS Read more...

 
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