The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English
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THE COMPLETE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IN ENGLISH
translated by Géza Vermes
published by Penguin
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes has established itself as the classic version of these texts.
- paperback: 720 pages
- product dimensions: 132 x 199 mm
- ISBN: 9780141197319