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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition) (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Geza Vermes (Ed)

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition) (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Geza Vermes (Ed)

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'He will heal the wounded and revive the dead and bring good news to the poor'
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity.
This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, has established itself as the classic version of these texts. This revised seventh edition contains a new foreword, amendments and a fully updated bibliography.
'No translation of the scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Excellent, up-to-date . . . will enable the general public to read the non-biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance' The New York Times Book Review
Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by GEZA VERMES

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About "The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition) (Penguin Black Classics Series)"

'He will heal the wounded and revive the dead and bring good news to the poor'
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity.
This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, has established itself as the classic version of these texts. This revised seventh edition contains a new foreword, amendments and a fully updated bibliography.
'No translation of the scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Excellent, up-to-date . . . will enable the general public to read the non-biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance' The New York Times Book Review
Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by GEZA VERMES

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Geza Vermes (Ed)

Geza Vermes is one of the world's leading authorities on Judaism in the age of Jesus. His pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the historical Jesus led to his appointment as a Christian as the first Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford, where he is now Professor Emeritus. His Complete Dead Sea Scrolls,first published in 1962, since revised and edited, and now in its sixth printing,is widely considered a classic and foundational text. Since 1991, he has been the director of the Forum for Qumran Research at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and he was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1985 and of the European Academy in 2001. Some of his published works include The Nativity, The Resurrection, The Authentic Gospel of Jesus, Jesus the Jew and The Passion.

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4 stars By Matthew Poole, Jul 21 2017
I'm enjoying this, particularly the praise and apocryphal psalms and obscure things like the fragment of the Book of Giants. There is a lot of insight about the everyday life and thought of the Essenes, which gives you a picture of them as well as the academic appeal of the scrolls. The title of the book is a little misleading, as it doesn't have the canonical Biblical books found in the caves in this collection, which would have been nice and without them tends to put the whole business of the Essenes in a slightly different light. If you're called to curiosity regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls, give this one a look.
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  • Catalogue Code 387889
  • Product Code 9780141197319
  • ISBN 0141197315
  • EAN 9780141197319
  • Pages 720
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jun 2012
  • Sales Rank #10207
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.498kg

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