The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Fourth Edition)
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In this study and translation, Vermes offers information on the history, religious ideas, and context of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This edition has been considerable enlarged through the inclusion of the Temple Scroll and other material. The three introductory essays, composed before 1962, have been replaced by an abridged version of the corresponding chapters, reproduced from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective. This collection is not all-inclusive.

Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1850755639
ISBN-13: 9781850755630

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'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... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review

Author Bio

Geza Vermes was Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford, UK and was one of the world's greatest experts on the historical Jesus, Christian beginnings, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. With the publication of Jesus the Jew (1973) he introduced the idea of Jesus as a 1st century Jewish holy man to the general public. His book The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (1962) introduced the English reader to the Scrolls, going on to sell over half a million copies.

Religious Studies Review

'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... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.'--- James R. Mueller, Religious Studies Review

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