Dead Sea Scrolls
The Untold Story
ISBN10: 1571780300 ISBN13: 9781571780300 Contributors: Hanson, Kenneth, PH.D. Publisher: Council Oak Distribution Published: Jun 1 1997 Pages: 223 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
For two thousand years, the Dead Sea Scrolls lay hidden deep in the caves of the Judean desert, unread, untouched, and forgotten. That is, until the 1940s when by sheer happenstance a Bedouin shepherd stumbled into the first of the caves and found himself faced with the jars containing these ancient Jewish texts. The rediscovery of the scrolls sent shockwaves through several religious communities, and for half a century, historians and academics poured over the mysterious texts. Dead Sea Scrolls: The Untold Story captures the excitement of this period, explaining what we have learned from these treasured works, and the truth about the ancient Hebrew sect that wrote, preserved, and died defending them.