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Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review

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A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths -- and reveals the true significance -- of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time.

Ever since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused excitement, jealousy, and not a little dread among some who feared their contents might undermine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity. For more
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 4th 1992 by Random House
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Milay
Some good information on the history of this discovery with lots of emphasis on the long pre-publication period.

Overall not as objective as I hoped. In fact down right biased at the point where the author states that he dismisses any theories concerning the secrecy and reluctance to publish the texts by the scholars and proprietors of the scrolls due to fear of undermining the foundations of Christianity and Judaism.

Personally I feel a bit discouraged at this point since I think that any given
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Todd Alexander
So far I have really enjoyed this stuff; it's like watching the Naked Archeologist. Hey now! Emphasis on archeologist!
Sandra
Very informative, lots of different views and theories.
Timothy
I still don't understand. Maybe if I read aramaic....
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