5 thoughts on “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  1. A good overall introduction to the scrolls, what they contain and the controversies surrounding them. A good place to gain background in preparation for further reading – however, this book should not be taken as the final authoritative word. Generally very readable and accessible to a non-technical audience. The world of the scrolls is very complex and the authors are to be commended for the breadth of the material covered. A more complete index would make the work more useful as a reference te

  2. needs more in depth reading, more that I can get out of it with a library check out. Of all the books at the library dealing with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammuradi Library, this one seemed the best and the easiest to read or comprehend.

    Added to wish list so I can peruse more thoroughly.

  3. Clearly written, a introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls which is comprehensive and thorough. Very readable textbook style. I learned about the Masoretic text, the Septuagint, a few missing verses in the Bible, the Essenes, and background to understanding the Bible.

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