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Qumran (Qumran #1)

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  171 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Since 1883, the parchments of Qumran, which are primarily a testimony on the origins of Christianity, have been appearing in Jerusalem. The Bedouins who travel across desolate places of the Dead Sea found them and took them to the Holy City. In these parchments lie the answers to questions asked for hundreds of years, such as: Who killed Jesus? Who is the Messiah that Jews ...more
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Published November 1st 2003 by Suma de Letras (first published 1996)
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" Qumran " is a fascinating book, the first book of a trilogy ( Le Trésor du Temple", La Dernière Tribu" ) by Eliette Abecassis about the history of the" Scrolls of the Dead Sea"
" Qumran " is more than a simple triller, despite falling dead and the investigation of the hero. It should not be reduced to mere police investigation conducted by Ary and his father. This book is an excellent paper on Judeo-Christian religions and their origins, and its theological culture, especially about the famous
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Will
Far better than the Da Vinci Code...
Isabelle
Qumran, which I read in French, was a delightful surprise. I had actually bought it at the supermarket in Paris, out of sheer boredom, during one of my emergency trips home. The book had everything that could possibly appeal to me: a Middle East setting (Israel, Palestine), a bunch of corpses, a globe-trotting investigation, forbidden love and temptation and a seemingly iconoclastic read on the Dead Sea Scrolls!!! Plus a dive in the more esoteric aspects of Judaism. It was not spectacular but ce ...more
My Inner Shelf
Pourtant bien écrit ce livre prometteur n’est pas un véritable thriller. Si le style est impeccable, la maîtrise du suspens laisse à désirer. Un peu longue à démarrer, l’action reste mollassonne mais le fond du propos attise cependant la curiosité du lecteur. La psychologie du personnage principal est intéressante, son évolution mystique nous incite à en découvrir plus, mais le réel suspens m’a semblé absent, ou mal organisé. Très agréable à lire, intéressant, mais pas haletant, ni très ingénieu ...more
Koen
One of my favorites!
Selina
Persevere with this book as it takes quite a few attempts, but the main thing is getting started, once you are into the first scroll the adventure will carry you.
επιμείνει σε αυτό το βιβλίο που χρειάζεται αρκετές προσπάθειες, αλλά το βασικό είναι να ξεκινήσετε μια φορά γιατί σε σας την πρώτη μεταβείτε την περιπέτεια θα σας φέρει.
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
L'idée de départ est intéressante et le début du livre passionnant mais tout cela s’essouffle assez vite. L'intrigue manque de rythme et les longueurs sont trop nombreuses, dommage...
Florenceg
Excellent livre qui tient en haleine jusqu'à la fin et qui ne laisse pas indifférent. Le personnage principal est fouillé et très intéressant dans son évolution.
Anne
Jul 31, 2015 Anne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


Passionnant mais fiction. Compléter l'information via I Tunes U. Documents archéologiques et historiques sur Qumran.
Lefevre Serpault
un livre marquant, remarquablement écrit, érudit et agréable à lire
Emma
Mon souvenir, des années plus tard : passionnant mais compliqué.
Claire S
Sounds interesting, also challenging on various levels.
Elena
I thought it was very hard to follow what happens and why
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