Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English.
Translated and edited with an introduction by Geza Vermes.

‘He will heal the wounded and revive the dead and bring good news to the poor’

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological 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 is a fully revised edition of the classic translation by Geza Vermes, the world’s leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar. It is now enhanced by much previously unpublished material and a new preface, and also contains a scroll catalogue and an index of Qumran texts.
‘No translation of the Scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes’
The Times Higher Education Supplement
‘Excellent, up-to-date … will enable the general public to read the non-biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance’
The New York Times Book Review. Buy now. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Complete Edition

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