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The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Jewish Origins of Christianity

Carsten Peter Thiede
The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Jewish Origins of Christianity

The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Jewish Origins of Christianity

Carsten Peter Thiede

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A radical new perspective on the Dead Sea Scrolls by the controversial and bestselling author of The Jesus Papyrus In this exciting new book, controversial author and scholar Carsten Thiede turns his attention to perhaps the most enigmatic ancient documents ever found in the Bible lands* the Dead Sea Scrolls. Unravelling the complex history of the Scrolls since their discovery in 1947, Carsten Thiede sets them in context by revealing what scholars now know about the Essene community which originated them. He then turns his attention to the scrolls themselves. Using his own pioneering methods in restoring the papyri, Thiede has made a remarkable find amongst them* an early fragment which can be identified as part of Mark's Gospel. The connections between the Jewish Essenes and the early Christians, Thiede argues, show that the early Christians saw themselves essentially as a movement within Judaism and not as founders of a radically new religion. This perspective has major implications for the way we view not only the Scrolls themselves but also the origins of the movement that has become a major world faith, now celebrating its second millennium.

- Publisher This volume unravels the complex history of the Dead Sea scrolls since their discovery in 1947. The author sets them in context by revealing what scholars now know about the Essene community from which they came.

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About "The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Jewish Origins of Christianity"

A radical new perspective on the Dead Sea Scrolls by the controversial and bestselling author of The Jesus Papyrus In this exciting new book, controversial author and scholar Carsten Thiede turns his attention to perhaps the most enigmatic ancient documents ever found in the Bible lands* the Dead Sea Scrolls. Unravelling the complex history of the Scrolls since their discovery in 1947, Carsten Thiede sets them in context by revealing what scholars now know about the Essene community which originated them. He then turns his attention to the scrolls themselves. Using his own pioneering methods in restoring the papyri, Thiede has made a remarkable find amongst them* an early fragment which can be identified as part of Mark's Gospel. The connections between the Jewish Essenes and the early Christians, Thiede argues, show that the early Christians saw themselves essentially as a movement within Judaism and not as founders of a radically new religion. This perspective has major implications for the way we view not only the Scrolls themselves but also the origins of the movement that has become a major world faith, now celebrating its second millennium.
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This volume unravels the complex history of the Dead Sea scrolls since their discovery in 1947. The author sets them in context by revealing what scholars now know about the Essene community from which they came.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Carsten Peter Thiede

Until his death in December 2004, Carsten Theide was Professor of New Testament History and Papyrology at The State Independent Theological College (STH Basle), and taught at the Department of International Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His book, The Jesus Papyrus, co-written with Matthew d'Ancona, was a major bestseller. Born in 1952, Thiede held academic posts at the universities of Berlin, Geneva and Oxford. He is a member of the International Papyrologists' Association and a board member of the History Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His wife is English and they have three children. He was ordained an Anglican priest in November 1999.

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  • Catalogue Code 162117
  • Product Code 0745950507
  • EAN 9780745950501
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Jul 2001
  • Dimensions 195 x 130 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.230kg

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