The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature)

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature)

Jodi Magness


The useless Sea Scrolls are one of the finest and demanding archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran group itself has supplied priceless information regarding Judaism and the Jewish international within the final centuries B.C.E.

just like the lifeless Sea Scrolls, although, the Qumran web site is still the thing of excessive scholarly debate. In a booklet intended to introduce common readers to this attention-grabbing region of research, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness right here presents an outline of the archaeology of Qumran and offers a thrilling new interpretation of this historic group in keeping with details present in the lifeless Sea Scrolls and different modern documents.

Magness's paintings deals a few clean conclusions relating lifestyles at Qumran. She is of the same opinion that Qumran was once a sectarian payment yet rejects different unconventional perspectives, together with the view that Qumran was once a villa rustica or manor apartment. by means of conscientiously studying the printed info on Qumran, she refines the site's chronology, reinterprets the aim of a few of its rooms, and reexamines the archaeological facts for the presence of girls and youngsters within the payment. a number of images and diagrams supply readers a firsthand examine the site.

Written with an expert's perception but with a journalist's spunk, this attractive e-book is bound to reinvigorate dialogue of this huge archaeological find.

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