Dead Sea Scrolls
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
Hardcover ISBN: 0713991313
The first complete edition of the English version of the Dead Sea Scrolls offers direct access to the text of the priceless documents, as well as scholarly information about their history and their significance.
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English
Paperback ISBN: 0140449523
A fully revised edition of the authoritative English translation of the Dead Sea scrolls offers an accessible look into the community that created the scrolls and the messages of the scrolls themselves. Original.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
A New Translation
Paperback ISBN: 006076662x
An updated and revised translation contains virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls including revelatory information on early Christianity and its roots in ancient Judaism. Original. 15,000 first printing.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible
The Oldest Known Bible
Paperback ISBN: 0060600640
A complete translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls reaches back two millennia to clarify ancient biblical mysteries, restore lost psalms, and fill in details about the lives of famous biblical figures
The Gnostic Bible
Paperback ISBN: 1590306317
This expanded edition of The Gnostic Bible includes the Gospel of Judas—the recently discovered and translated gnostic text that was an instant best seller on its original appearance in 2006—in its most accessible translation yet. Also included are such important and topical texts as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Thomas. Religious thinkers engaged in the quest for wisdom and knowledge, the gnostics proclaimed that salvation could be found through mystical knowledge and intuition. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, the texts in The Gnostic Bible represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and they derive from Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, France, and elsewhere.
James the Brother of Jesus
The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Paperback ISBN: 014025773x
A biblical scholar explores the role of James, the brother of Jesus, int he early history of Christianity, examining early Church documents and the Dead Sea Scrolls to show how James became the true heir of Jesus Christ. Reprint.
Jung and the Lost Gospels
Insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library
Paperback ISBN: 0835606465
The "Lost Gospels" refer to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, both discovered in the 1940s. The Nag Hammadi Library consists of writings found by two peasants who unearthed clay jars in 1945 in upper Egypt. These did not appear in English for 32 years, because the right to publish was contended by scholars, politicians, and antique dealers. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in clay jars in Palestine by a goatherder in 1947, weathered similar storms. The first team of analysts were mostly Christian clergy, who weren't anxious to share material that frightened church leaders. As Dr. Hoeller shows, they rightly feared the documents would reveal information that might detract from unique claims of Christianity. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library both contradict and complement accepted tenets of the Old and New Testaments.
The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hardcover ISBN: 0679457577
In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the distinguished editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review explains, in plain English, their history and their significance for the origins of Christianity. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran
The Essene Record of the Treasure of Akhenaten
Paperback ISBN: 1591430143
Introduces a radical new perspective on the historical foundations of monotheism, based on the enigma of the Copper Scroll of the Essenes. â€¢ Confirms the link between ancient Judaism and the pharoah Akhenaten. â€¢ Decodes the system of measurements encrypted on the Copper Scroll that has confounded scholars for over 50 years, leading to the identification of fabulous lost treasures. â€¢ Points to a radical new understanding of the origins of monotheism. The famous Dead Sea Scrolls comprise the oldest collection of Biblical documents ever discovered. Of the Dead Sea Scrolls, none has baffled experts more than the 2,000-year-old Copper Scroll, discovered in 1952 by a team of Bedouin led by Henri de Contenson of the Ecole Biblique in East Jerusalem. Appearing to be a list of buried treasure engraved on copper pieces, the Copper Scroll is considered to be the work of a secretive Jewish sect of devout Essenes, who lived by the Dead Sea around the time of Jesus. No one has been able to explain its meaning or discover any of the 64 locations where the Biblical treasures it lists were buried. Robert Feather, combining his background as a metallurgist with his journalistic expertise, has unraveled the enigma of the Copper Scroll in a fascinating study that takes the reader on a journey from ancient Mesopotamia, through Canaan, into Egypt, and back to the shores of the Dead Sea. His exploration links the scroll to the ancient Egyptian king Akhenaten, confirming a long suspected influence of this pharaoh's religious beliefs on those of the Hebrews. The author's findings not only reveal the locations of most of the treasures listed on the Copper Scroll, but they also point to a radical new understanding of the origins of monotheism--the basis of the three great religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls
A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review
Hardcover ISBN: 0679414487
Articles by leading scholars discuss the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, their significance for understanding early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism, and the recent controversy regarding access to the scrolls