The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | December 15, 2005

byLim, Timothy

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Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be dificult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim here presents the true facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of thescrolls, and examines their significance for our understanding of the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. He also tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their discovery, explains the science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the cast ofcharacters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultural icon.

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Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be dificult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim here presents the true facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of thescrolls, and examines their significance for our ...

Timothy Lim is Reader in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, and is a widely recognized expert in the field. His research has University ospects of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, to sectarianism, the history of the calendar, and ancient science. He is the author of Holy Scrip...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.37 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Dead Sea Scrolls as Cultural Icon2. The Dead Sea Scrolls in their Historical Context3. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible4. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Judaism5. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity