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Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran
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Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran

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Yale University Press 1995

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Ever since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated people from all walks of life. Because these scrolls include the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible, as well as non-biblical literature, they contain a gold mine of information about the history of Judaism and the background of Christianity. Many studies of the scrolls have appeared in recent years rehearsing tired theories about their origins and significance. Some books sensationalize the controversy between scholars concerning control and publication of the scrolls. At last, in Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, we get an invigorating new perspective as we return to the study of the scrolls themselves.

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Key Features

  • Provides a new perspective of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Explains the siginficance of the Dead Sea Scrools in understanding the history of Judaism


  • Discovery and Disclosure: Liberating the Scrolls
  • The Community at Qumran
  • Closing the Canon: Biblical Texts and Interpretation
  • To Live as a Jew
  • Mysticism, Messianism, and the End of Days
  • Sectarianism, Nationalism, and Consensus

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About Lawrence H. Schiffman

Lawrence H. Schiffman is Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University in New York City. An authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls, he edits an authoritative text-edition of the scrolls and an encyclopedia covering the subject. With M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brandeis University, he has been a featured authority in television documentaries on the scrolls, including the PBS Nova series documentary Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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