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  • ISBN: 9780060600631
  • ISBN10: 0060600632

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible The Oldest Known Bible

by Martin G. Abegg

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • Publish date: 11/01/1999
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Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, the oldest complete Bible was dated to the 11th century A.D. But now The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible translates texts more than 1,000 years older. "The liberation of the Scrolls began with the gutsy sleuthing of...Martin Abegg, " says Christianity Today. Now Abegg has joined with two eminent colleagues, Eugene Ulrich (one of the three chief editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and Peter Flint (an expert on the biblical scrolls), to translate for the first time the previously unpublished biblical manuscripts. This volume includes all 220 of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, with hundreds of new and different readings from the Old Testament.

The Scrolls preserve parts of every book in the Hebrew Bible, except the Book of Esther, and largely confirm the texts that have been in use for 2,000 years. They also contain a number of differences in wording that clarify age-old puzzles, restore lost Psalms, reveal previously unknown details of biblical characters' lives, and offer new readings and striking information on how the Hebrew Bible was developed.

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