The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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  • Title: The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author: Hershel Shanks
  • ISBN: 9780679780892
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  1. I ve gained interest for non fiction popular science books lately and then I saw this in a book shop It was just sitting there so sadly, the last one of it s kind, being sold for 1 I opened it up, realised it was written in 1998 and translated to my language in 2005, then looked around and thought to myself what the heck, just do something unexpected from time to time, so I bought it.There is something I must stress before anything else If you think that you re getting an archaeological analysis [...]


  2. Hershel Shanks, editor of the glossy Biblical Archaeology Review, presents a fascinating historical account in the opening chapters of The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, made all the interesting due to his personal involvement in the story He traces well the complicated and sometimes shady history of the finding and purchase of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and he peppers his chronicle with enlightening and amusing quotations from the major players Following his straightforward history h [...]


  3. Shanks gives us a comprehensive history of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the discovery of the first such scrolls in 1946 and subsequent discoveries that has led to the collection as it exists today He then summarises what the scrolls reveal and how they, in part, undermine some aspects of both the Jewish and Christian religions The illustrations include photos of some scroll fragments accompanied by a discussion of techniques such as text analysis used to date the scrolls themselves which, confirmed [...]


  4. Warning to all potential readers This book is a great read if you are looking for the history of what happened to the Dead Sea Scrolls from their rediscovery near Qumran through the beginning of publication, as well as the author s theories of who wrote them This is why I liked the book It is not, however, the Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls as suggested in the title There is limited attention to the actual texts of the scrolls, so if you want to read any of the material from the scrolls, look e [...]


  5. This is a superb overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Hershel Shanks, the editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, who has done so much to free many scrolls from lethargic scholars Because he points out the significant results and remaining questions this should be the first book a person reads prior to in depth study.The Dead Sea Scrolls seem to be the written collection of the whole Essene community that was sent to their Qumran settlement for safe keeping as the Roman legions approached at the [...]


  6. This book is about the Dead Sea Scrolls It provides a new perspective on Judaism at the time of Jesus The Scrolls were in bad shape and only some could be put back together These scrolls contain unknown psalms, bibilcal commentaries and a lot else.


  7. This was interesting, but certainly not a page turner I do, however, want to read about the actual content This book was about the origins of the scrolls, how and where they were found, etc Anybody want the book I m passing it on.


  8. I lost interest when he began to label himself a liberator of the scrolls I understand the history is important but it turned subjective very quickly Because this is my introduction to the scrolls, I didn t want to read an emotional, subjective piece.


  9. Very interesting Cringe worthy when it describes and shows pictures of scholars working on these fragments with bare hands, smoking cigarettes and using scotch tape on documents written in the years B.C Fascinating stuff overall.