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This landmark work from three of the most-noted Dead Sea Scrolls scholars brings the ancient scrolls of Qumran vividly to life. Translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr., and Edward Cook provide pointed commentary throughout the text that places the scrolls in their true historical context. In their compelling, insightful introduction, they not only present an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls, but also discuss what is perhaps their greatest mystery: who authored them and why.

This revised-and-updated edition incorporates newly available translations of many of the texts (most notably Enoch and Jubilees), updated introductions to all the texts, and a new introduction summarizing the last ten years of the Dead Sea Scrolls exploration.

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This revision of the 1996 edition marks the golden anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, of major significance to understanding early Judaism and Christianity. Incorporating newly available scholarship, Wise (Hebrew Bible, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota) presents annotated English translations of the Enoch, Qumran calendar, and other key texts. The introduction enlightens general readers on the controversial reconstruction and interpretation process and technological aids.
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Book News Annotation:

This revision of the 1996 edition marks the golden anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, of major significance to understanding early Judaism and Christianity. Incorporating newly available scholarship, Wise (Hebrew Bible, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota) presents annotated English translations of the Enoch, Qumran calendar, and other key texts. The introduction enlightens general readers on the controversial reconstruction and interpretation process and technological aids. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English.

With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

 

 

Synopsis:

A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English.

With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

 

 

About the Author

Michael Wise, who is among the foremost young scholars translating the Scrolls today, has been profiled in Time, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He is Scholar-in-Residence and Professor of Ancient Languages at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Martin Abegg Jr. is co-director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He is one of the translators of The Dead Sea Scrolls (HarperSanFrancisco, 1996).

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KIER8, September 11, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
"The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation" by Michael O. Wise [Professor of Hebrew Bible, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn.], Martin G. Abegg [Professor of Religious Studies, Trinity Western Univ., B.C.] , and Edward M. Cook {Research Scholar, Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cinncinati] is a revised and expanded [from 513 to 662 pages] version of their historic 1996 book. They survey the past ten years of Dead Sea Scroll scholarship and incorporate the latest translations and findings into the introduction and text. To make this edition even more user-friendly, they added a glossary. It includes a bibliography, index of manuscripts and index of references.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060766627
Subtitle:
A New Translation
Author:
Wise, Michael O.
Author:
Abegg, Martin G., Jr.
Author:
Cook, Edward M.
Author:
by Michael O Wise and Martin G. Abegg
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20051025
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.72 in 25.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English.

With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

 

 

"Synopsis" by , A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English.

With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

 

 

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