This is a great new translation (1996) of some of the 700+ Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in the mid '40s. The texts contain controversial history, religion, and politics with a decidedly adventurous side. Read the original text of maps to buried treasures along with translations and commentaries on both biblical and sectarian texts....all with the endless fun of confusing little "[...]"s where the scrolls were unreadable.
The book includes a brief overview of the discovery and translation process of the scrolls, straight translations of the texts, and commentary and interpretation of the meaning and import of each of the scrolls. Recommended for those seriously interested in biblical and religious texts and (religious) history.
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