The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation

Michael O. Wise, Martin G. Abegg, Jr., Edward M. Cook

Published by HarperOne, 1996
ISBN 10: 0060692006 / ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.02 avg rating
(1,753 ratings)

Synopsis: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation is a landmark work that brings to life the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran. Three distinguished translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship reveal the rich tapestry of writings known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is the most comprehensive translation ever compiled for the general reader in any language.

Translated into modern-day English by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr. and Edward Cook, this book contains virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, including revelatory information on early Christianity and its roots far deeper than previously realized in ancient Judaism. Included as well are scroll fragments that promise to alter dramatically our view of biblical history, including never-before released texts and newly discovered writings by and about key biblical prophets and ancestors. The translators provide illuminating commentary throughout that place the scrolls in their true historical context. They also present a compelling, insightful introduction that gives the reader an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls and discusses what are perhaps the greatest mysteries of the scrolls -- who authored them and why.

From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, here is a fresh look at the scrolls, including the most recently released texts. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr. and Edward Cook unlock the secrets and rich mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the most comprehensive translation ever published for the general reader in any language. Their brilliant scholarship and illuminating commentary add dramatic new knowledge to our understanding of the scrolls. This historic translation includes:

  • Intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity.
  • Never-before-seen stories about the biblical figures Abraham, Jacob and Enoch -- including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac.
  • Twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author.
  • New psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua.
  • Texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves including the Archangel Michael.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation will set the standard for scrolls scholarship for years to come. This is an important, rigorously researched work that renders the scrolls vibrant and accessible.

In their great variety and stunning richness, the Dead Sea Scrolls as captured in this groundbreaking translation offer modern readers an unprecedented glimpse of the complex roots of modern Christianity. Its dozens of never-before-published texts encompass poetry and prose, teaching parables and magical tales, astrology, apocalyptic visions, lists of buried treasure, stories of messiahs and antichrists, demons and angels and together comprise a new classic of religious history.

Long withheld from public view, the ancient scrolls found in the caves of Qumran near the Dead Sea are revered by many but known in full by very few. Now three translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship have revealed the entire rich complex of writings, stories, poems and texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

From the Back Cover: From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars comes this landmark work. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr. and Edward Cook bring the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran vividly to life, translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, with startling results. For the first time since their discovery, this historic volume reveals:

Intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity.

Never-before-seen stories about Abraham, Jacob, and Enoch-- including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac.

Twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author.

New psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua.

Texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves-- including the Archangel Michael.

The translators provide pointed commentary throughout that places the scrolls in their true historical context. Their compelling, insightful introduction not only presents an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls, it discusses what are perhaps their greatest mysteries--who authored them and why.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael O. Wise, Jr. Martin G. Abegg, Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pro Quo Books
(Hammond, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2836959094

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael O. Wise, Jr. Martin G. Abegg, Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bayside Books
(Livermore, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2836964246

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michael O. Wise, Jr. Martin G. Abegg, Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2845892233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael O. Wise, Jr. Martin G. Abegg, Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2848543981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Blue Cloud
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I3N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Blue Cloud
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Green Earth
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I5N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael O. Wise; Martin G. Abegg, Jr.; Edward M. Cook
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060692006 ISBN 13: 9780060692001
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0060692006I3N10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 76 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book