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Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls: And Other Adventures of an Archaeology Outsider

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A world-renowned biblical archaeology scholar, Hershel Shanks is the Founder and Editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review. Once a successful Washington Attorney, Shanks changed careers after a trip to the Holy Land and devoted himself to the study of biblical archaeology.

When the Dead Sea Scrolls (1947-1956) were discovered, a complex tale of theft and conspiracy began in
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 3rd 2010 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published March 8th 2010)
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May 14, 2013 Christopher rated it it was ok
This book was okay, but its biggest flaw is that the title is somewhat misleading. If you are expecting (as I was) this book to be about the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical archaeology, you will be disappointed until the final few chapters. Most of this book is autobiographical, so if you are more interested in the author's childhood and legal career than what the title of the book implies, then this book will not disappoint. I cannot say it was all disappointing. Being an independent historian, ...more
What a thoroughly misleading title. This is nothing less than the autobiography of a random bible scholar and journal editor. His sole achievement: releasing someone else's translation of a scroll into the public domain without permission. This he covers in the first few pages, from there on it's the memoirs of ... who cares! Don't waste your money.
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