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Since I was a kid in school I've had a lot of curiosity about non-canonical scriptures. So I've read as many as I could get my hands on. These fragmented bits of old books have been a bit of a disappointment compared to others (The Nag Hammadi group, for instance). In this book you get translations of the reconstructed scrolls interlaced with a running commentary which, in my opinion focuses too much on the ongoing arguments about exactly who the sectarians of Qumran were and what they believed. ...more