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Since their discovery in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts Everyone has heard of the Scrolls but amidst the conspiracies the politics and the sensational claims it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality In this Very Short introductions Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds and the religious political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and the origins of early Christianity Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet umran and the study of the biblical texts the canon and the history of the Second Temple Period he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism Was the archaeological site of umran a centre of monastic life a fortress a villa or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And finally do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readableSince their discovery in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts Everyone has heard of the Scrolls but amidst the conspiracies the politics and the sensational claims it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality In this Very Short introductions Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds and the religious political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and the origins of early Christianity Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet umran and the study of the biblical texts the canon and the history of the Second Temple Period he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism Was the archaeological site of umran a centre of monastic life a fortress a villa or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And finally do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readableSince their discovery in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts Everyone has heard of the Scrolls but amidst the conspiracies the politics and the sensational claims it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality In this Very Short introductions Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds and the religious political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and the origins of early Christianity Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet umran and the study of the biblical texts the canon and the history of the Second Temple Period he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism Was the archaeological site of umran a centre of monastic life a fortress a villa or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And finally do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable


3 thoughts on “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

  1. says:

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  2. says:

    You won’t actually learn much about the Dead Sea Scrolls from this book It was first published in 2005 and unfortunately the writer subscribes to a view that was even outdated back then Namely that the Dead Sea scrolls were almost certainly written by an Essene community living in umran in the Dead Sea area So the writer spends over half the book talking about the Essenes and the scrolls The problem is as modern science is confirming many of the scrolls were written elsewhere and not in the Dead Sea region In fact the problems with the authors hypothesis go deeper There is actually very little evidence that the uran archaeological site was an Essene settlement It’s mainly archaeologists trying to join the dots up with the little evidence they have So in short I am afraid you will have to look elsewhere to find a good book on the Dead Sea Scrolls Indeed if the author were writing this book in 2020 I am sure he would probably write uite a different book nuanced with a lot less emphasis on the Essenes who may or may not have had anything to do with the Dead Sea Scrolls


  3. says:

    Highly recommend it