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
'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