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Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls? The Search for the Secret of Qumran

Norman Golb

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ISBN 10: 1854797883 / ISBN 13: 9781854797889
Published by Michael O'Mara Books, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page to the first owner, first printing (complete number line) of the 1995 British edition, in VG+ condition (unmarked, slight handling evident on the edges and corners), with VG dust jacket (slight rubbing of the gloss, slight wear at the spine ends and corner tips). 446 pages. [1.9 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 62602

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Title: Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls? The Search ...

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Since their discovery in the Qumran caves beginning in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the object of intense fascination and extreme controversy. Here Professor Norman Golb intensifies the debate over the scrolls' origins, arguing that they were not the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as other scholars have claimed, but written by different groups of Jews and the smuggled out of Jerusalem's libraries before the Roman seige of A.D 70.

Golb also unravels the mystery behind the scholarly monopoly that controlled the scrolls for many years, and discusses his role as a key player in the successful struggle to make the scrolls widely available to both scholars and students. And he pleads passionately for an academic politics and a renewed commitment to the search for the truth in scroll scholarship.

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Norman Golb has achieved worldwide renown through his manuscript discoveries and historical writings. A prolific author and twice a Guggenheim Fellow, he is the first holder of the Rosenberger Chair in Jewish History and Civilization at the University of Chicago and a voting member of its celebrated Oriental Institute.

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