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This review is from: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
A Very Short Introduction should ideally have a Very Short Review.
I enjoyed this book I picked up at the British Museum. For those with only a sketchy notion of the scrolls and their significance this is ideal and it gives suggestions for further reading if you want more. Conspiracy theories are neatly dismissed. There seems little quesion the scrolls are linked with the Essene sect (although this is disputed by some) but it did seem that most of the book was taken up with discussion of the Essenes rather than the scrolls themselves. This didn't spoil things and my brief title sums it up.