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on 4 February 2015
If you are interested in the religious beliefs of the Middle East you may find this book interesting. Translated from thousands of tiny fragments of parchment the Dead Sea Scrolls are an amazing glimpse back in time to the thoughts and doctrines of the period. The rules and beliefs of the Essene Community are fascinating as are the references to examples of various 'sacred' texts connected to other beliefs. A great guide to the state of religious thought in the early years of Christianity and the continuing evolution of Jewish belief and orthodoxy. The Romans wiped out the Essene Community so this offers us a rare insight into their organisation.
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on 6 May 2014
interesting book especially the view that this book takes of the watchers and the giants and Enoch . a must for any spiritual truth seeker contains lots of ancient texts which out date Christianity. we are lucky to have found these scrolls .many of the words are missing or couldn't be deciphered.
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on 4 March 2016
An updated version of the standard work. Most of the book is a translation of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but there is also a useful resume of the history and significance of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by someone who probably knows more about them than anyone else.
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on 13 June 2014
This book will be of great interest to all on the question of what this Jewish sect stood for in the early part of their existence to the fall of their history, to the finding of these ancient documents and their ultimate find in the Dead Sea caves. The whole story is exciting, and this book will reveal the story of how these scholars interpreting those ancient parchments managed to reveal their particular religion. In some instances the writings agree on some of Christ's teaching.
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on 28 February 2015
Ecellent - a must have for all those interested in the bible. The scriptures found in here simply back up my faith.
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on 5 June 2013
I found it a little hard going but as I have a daughter who is a Priest, I gave it to her. She liked it very much.
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on 22 November 2012
brilliant compilation of the meaning of the scrolls - maybe some of the translation is a bit boring but then that is everyday life then and now
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on 24 February 2015
Fascinating, I'm not religious but I think that's why this is so intriguing
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on 7 December 2013
Met all my expectations after perusing the sample and purchasing the full version. I have no hesitation in giving it a hearty recommendation.
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on 20 April 2016
Very good service but a very difficult read.
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