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The Dead Sea Scrolls
by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., & Edward Cook
Publisher:
Harper San Francisco 
Year:
1996 
ISBN:
0060692006 
Categories:
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Reviewed by Erowid, 1/13/1998

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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  1. I don’t know where it came from, but the first wholly new interpretation of the teachings of Christ and the Perfect Law, and the first ever to combine large tracts of the DSS and the Nag Hammadi Lib., together with elements of all other C/J scriptural resources has been published on the web.

    And this new teaching appears to have ‘teeth’.

    Check this link: www.energon.uklinux.net

    No joke, no hoax, not spam.

    Comment by Robert Landbeck — 9/18/2005 @ 12:45 pm

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