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ISBN10: 0060692014
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From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars comes this landmark work. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr. and Edward Cook bring the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran vividly to life, translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, with startling results. For the first time since their discovery, this historic volume reveals:

  • Intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity.

  • Never-before-seen stories about Abraham, Jacob, and Enoch — including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac.

  • Twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author.

  • New psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua.

  • Texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves — including the Archangel Michael.

The translators provide pointed commentary throughout that places the scrolls in their true historical context. Their compelling, insightful introduction not only presents an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls, it discusses what are perhaps their greatest mysteries — who authored them and why.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [494]-503) and indexes.

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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zuhalisanangel, December 13, 2006 (view all comments by zuhalisanangel)
Very informative and detailed, also good for anyone new to the concept of the scrolls.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060692018
Author:
Wise, Michael O.
Author:
Abegg, Martin G., Jr.
Author:
Wise, Michael O.
Author:
Cook, Edward M.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Dead sea scrolls
Subject:
Bibles and prayer books
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19981230
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.22x6.16x1.36 in. 1.63 lbs.

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