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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Jodi Magness

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Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Social Science,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Antiquities & Archaeology,
  • Biblical Studies - Old Testament,
  • Bible - Study - Old Testament

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7903448M
    ISBN 100802826873
    ISBN 109780802826879

      The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is one of the most important archaeological finds ever for Christians. This find confirms that the Bible was translated accurately over the centuries. The scrolls also tell us about life at the time of Jesus and the New Testament. The presumption that the authors of the 2, year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were a small Jewish religious order known as the Essenes living in Qumran, Israel, was hotly debated at a conference on the scrolls held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem this past July.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interestingand important archaeological discoveries evermade, and the excavation of the Qumran communityitself has provided invaluable informationabout Judaism and the Jewish world in the lastcenturies the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumransite continues to be the object of intensescholarly debate. The Dead Sea Scrolls contains a vast collection of Jewish documents written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and encompassing many subjects and literary is significant for include manuscripts or fragments of every book in the Hebrew Bible except the Book of Esther, all of them formed nearly one thousand years earlier than any previously .

    Ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves near the site of Qumran in , this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been associated with the Essenes, a ‘sect’ configured as marginal and isolated. Scholarly consensus has held that an Essene library was hidden ahead of the Roman advance in 68 CE, when Qumran was partly : Joan E. Taylor. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—Science News reports that 33 skeletons recently unearthed at Qumran could offer clues to the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in .


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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jodi Magness Download PDF EPUB FB2

In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness here provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary documents/5(20).

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature) - Kindle edition by Magness, Jodi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Dead Sea /5(26). The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest manuscript find of all time.

Discovered between andthe Dead Sea Scrolls comprise some documents but in many tens of thousands of fragments. The Scrolls date from around B.C. to 68 A.D. and were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek; they contain Biblical and apocryphal works, prayers and legal.

"This book represents the most up-to-date study of the archaeological evidence from Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Jodi Magness has reexamined the archaeological record in great detail and has made judicious use of textual and historical sources to provide a sustained analysis of the highest quality.

Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in /5.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State is the first book dedicated solely to the question of how we can learn political history from the Qumran scrolls.

This English edition of Hanan Eshel's Hebrew publication updates that earlier work with more recent scholarship, now also including English-language resources. The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in the last centuries B.C.E.

E-BOOK EXCERPT 'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective.

Dead Sea Scrolls. Dead Sea Scrolls: What are They. The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times.

They were discovered between and in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. This is an arid region 13 miles east of Jerusalem and 1, feet below sea level. The book The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls is a welcome addition to the ranks of basic introductory texts on the topic.

The author, Jodi Magness, is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her professional interests centre largely on early Judaism, and include such topics as ancient pottery, ancient /5(19).

This discovery led to the search for more scrolls. Between and some nine hundred manuscripts were discovered in eleven caves around Qumran, along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. Over two hundred scrolls were portions of the Bible itself, dated BC–AD Amazingly, every Old Testament book except Esther was represented.

In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness here provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary : Eerdmans, William B.

Publishing Company. This is the story of the life of a Dead Sea Scroll named 4QSama: It was written on a piece of animal skin about 2, or 2, years ago and was discovered in a cave near Qumran more than 50 years ago. It is the last of the Dead Sea Scrolls to be published in a definitive scholarly edition (the editio princeps).

The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in the last centuries B.C.E. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate.

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 5 () - Review. Jodi Magness, The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, ). Cloth, $ ISBN This pleasantly written and well-illustrated book gives the considered views of a highly regarded American Jewish archaeologist on all the questions surrounding the ruins at Qumran.

Since the ruins were first excavated by the Late Roland de Vaux half a century ago, many theories have been broached bout their original purpose and occupants, and about their relationship (if any).

Father Roland Guérin de Vaux OP (17 December – 10 September ) was a French Dominican priest who led the Catholic team that initially worked on the Dead Sea was the director of the Ecole Biblique, a French Catholic Theological School in East Jerusalem, and he was charged with overseeing research on the team excavated the ancient site of.

Qumran (Hebrew: קומראן; Arabic: خربة قمران ‎ Khirbet Qumran) is an archaeological site in the West Bank managed by Israel's Qumran National Park. It is located on a dry marl plateau about km (1 mi) from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, near the Israeli settlement and kibbutz of Kalya.

The Hellenistic period settlement was constructed during the reign of John Founded: Between – BCE or slightly later. Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jodi Magness,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(76). "This book represents the most up-to-date study of the archaeological evidence from Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Jodi Magness has reexamined the archaeological record in great detail and has made judicious use of textual and historical sources to provide a sustained analysis of the highest : Wm.

Eerdmans Publishing Co. Discoveries throughout the s and ’60s revealed scrolls hidden along the Dead Sea’s western shore, as far north as Wadi Daliyeh and southward to Masada.

The earliest discoveries, however, were made within 11 caves near Khirbet Qumran, an archaeological site close to the Dead Sea’s north-west shore.The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Volume One: The Hebrew Bible and Qumran edited by James H. Charlesworth. Bibal Press, The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible translated by Abegg, Flint, and Ulrich.

Published by HaperSanFranciso, Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text edited by Frank Moore Cross and Shemaryahu Talmon. Harvard University. FromMagness was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Syro- Palestinian Archaeology at the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art at Brown University.

Magness’ book The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls(Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, ) won the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Award for Best Popular Book in Archaeology.