Hershel Shanks
Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review
February 03, 2019 Comments.. 939
Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review Hershel Shanks A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths and reveals the true significance of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time.Ever since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused excitement, jealousy, and not a little dread among some who feared their contents might undermine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity For A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths and reveals the true significance of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time.Ever since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused excitement, jealousy, and not a little dread among some who feared their contents might undermine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity For than 35 years the majority of scroll texts remained the intellectual property of an exclusive coterie of scholars Recently, however, the Biblical Archaeology Review succeeded in breaking that monopoly.This path clearing volume is an illuminating assessment of what these texts reveal about a lost era in the history of two world religions, Christianity and rabbinic Judaism Were the Dead Sea Scrolls written by the Essenes, an ascetic sect of Jews that may have included John the Baptist among its members Is the Copper Scroll a secret map to the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple In what way do these books prefigure the teachings of early Christianity Additional chapters address the controversies surrounding the Scrolls discovery and their long suppression including the possible role of the Vatican and charges of anti Semitism on the part of a former chief editor of the official scroll publication team.. Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths and reveals the true significance of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time Ever since their initial discovery in the Dead Sea Scr
  • Title: Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review
  • Author: Hershel Shanks
  • ISBN: 9780679744450
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Duane says:

      Boy, was this a read.I of course as always came away with completely different impressions than anyone else, but, apologies for being on an orthogonal trajectory from the rest of humanity aside,,, The descriptions of infighting among supposed scholars who had the unbelievable good fortune and privilege of being able to do the original work on the Scrolls was really enlightening and strongly reaffirmed my cynicism about scholars who in this telling come across as basically just overgrown children [...]

    2. Milay says:

      Some good information on the history of this discovery with lots of emphasis on the long pre publication period Overall not as objective as I hoped In fact down right biased at the point where the author states that he dismisses any theories concerning the secrecy and reluctance to publish the texts by the scholars and proprietors of the scrolls due to fear of undermining the foundations of Christianity and Judaism Personally I feel a bit discouraged at this point since I think that any given pi [...]

    3. Roger Green says:

      This is an excellent and informative book In my reading around the Dead Sea Scrolls it appears the language around a normative Judaism is shifting due to and study of the Qumran community communities and texts Several variants or Judaisms can be identified, which challenges predominant views based on a normative Masoretic text tradition Shanks some of the scholarls in his collection at times use the hegemonic language but the information is really helpful.

    4. Todd Alexander says:

      So far I have really enjoyed this stuff it s like watching the Naked Archeologist Hey now Emphasis on archeologist

    5. Timothy says:

      I still don t understand Maybe if I read aramaic.

    6. Sandra says:

      Very informative, lots of different views and theories.

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