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David Marr, archeologist and world authority on the Romans, has spent his life studying the Holy Land with all its violence and unrest that go back to the time of the scriptures. While teaching in Jerusalem, he makes the most dramatic discovery of his life just off the shore of the Dead Sea near the site of the ancient monastic settlement at Qumran. It is something that co

Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published April 5th 2015 by Story Merchant Books
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Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If intriguing suspense and ancient relics with mysterious backgrounds are your thing, take a look at this gem from Jerry Amernic. QUMRAN brings the secrets of the past into the world of the present in a land where religion is said to have been birthed. David Marr’s discovery will also bring renewed chaos between Muslims, Christians and Jews as each believes they have the right to the find, either to bury it, twist its meaning or use it as a statement pertaining to the who the Holy Lands truly be ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Holy Land has been fraught with dissention. For thousands of years, but never more so than in the present days since the partitioning after WWII. Christian, Jew, Muslim. Gentile, Jew, Arab. Israeli, Palestinian. Science, Religion. History, Biblical History. Essenes, Pharisees, Sadducees. Its "endless passion for violence".

The protagonist in this story is a visiting professor at Hebrew University called David Marr. He's an archaeologist. He was present when the Dead Sea Scrolls were brought o
Mandy Walkden-Brown
Intelligent, well written, with a clever blending of fact and fiction set in the oft volatile Middle East.

A potent blend of archaeology, historically accurate events and the ensuing tension that is invoked following Professor Marr's startling discovery in the desert sands of Qumran.

Characters are well developed, the storyline is clear and easy to follow and it's an edge-of-the-seat read as the various religious factions vie for control of Marr's unsettling discovery.

The "what if" of the narra
Markus H
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes I was afraid the book would head into the abyss of 'paranormal'. But the author always avoided this slippery slope. The book jumps a bit in time. It's done by chapter. Therefore by no means puzzling.
A very interesting read. With my favourite bad guys, religious extremists (Vatican et al.).
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a powerful in site this book has. Animosity to study all three of the Holy books mentioned in this book. One can appreciate all three and all people no matter what we think are differences are. I can wait to read more by this author awesome.
Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thought provoking

I an and ordained Christian with some knowledge of the three main religions discussed in this book. There were some supported truths and questions as each one uses to point the. validity of their beliefs
Barbara J Wicks
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book

From beginning to end I had to keep telling myself this is a novel. It is so full of facts that I felt like I was reading history, and I was.
Kathy Craton
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting book

Loved to read about the holy land even though I have been there. It is a remarkable place. I read this authors first ebook and loved it. The only problem I have with this one is the main characters belief in more than one God. I know it's just a story but this was the one thing I didn't like.
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Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Qumran by Jerry Armernic is a book that could rival "The Da Vinci Code". I loved this book and was drawn into the story from the beginning. What happens when an archeologist discovers a mummified body that could effect Muslims, Christians, an Jews in the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found? It could change how the world sees things forever. Filled with a church that wants to cover up history, Muslims wanting to take it,.as well as fanatical Jews who would do anything to prove their right ...more
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I live in Toronto, have written several books of fiction and non-fiction, and belong to International Thriller Writers, the Great Lakes Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Historical Writers of America, and such organizations as the Royal Ontario Museum. While my background includes newspaper reporter and columnist, feature writer for magazines, editor, teacher of journalism, and media consul ...more
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