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The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Philip R. Davies, George J. Brooke, Phillip R. Callaway


A fully illustrated survey of all the major Dead Sea Scrolls, written by experts in the field


A fully illustrated survey of all the major Dead Sea Scrolls, written by acknowledged experts in the field.


- A catalogue of the scrolls, including the Copper Scroll, Community Rule, Temple Scroll and numerous others

- Historical and religious insight into the period of authorship, from Babylon to Bar Kokhba

- Investigation into ancient Qumran, the authorship of the scrolls and their significance for modern Judaism and Christianity

- Guide to expert interpretation of the manuscripts using palaeography, Carbon- 14 dating and computer reconstructions

- Factfiles, tables, reconstructions, scroll photographs and a guide to where to see the scrolls today

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'Written in a lively and engaging manner … makes the reading of dry, often impenetrable, fragments come alive'
Society for Old Testament Study

'Shrewd and perceptive … a thoughtful and helpful introduction to the scrolls '
Michael A. Knibb, King’s College London

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.4 x 19.2 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Illustrations: 216

Publication date: 7 March 2011

ISBN: 9780500283714

Contents List

The Scrolls Revealed • The Ancient World of the Scrolls • Inside the Scrolls • The Qumran Settlement • The Meaning of the Scrolls

About the Author

Philip Davies has written five books and many articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as other books on biblical history.

George J. Brooke is Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester and co-founder of the journal Dead Sea Discoveries.

Phillip R. Callaway has written widely on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

List of Contributors

Phillip R. Callaway