The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English

4.16 avg rating
( 100 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060600648: The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From the dramatic find in the caves of Qumran, the world's most ancient version of the Bible allows us to read the scriptures as they were in the time of Jesus.

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

Review:

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English is the first full English translation of the Hebrew scriptures used by the Essene sect at Qumran. (The Essenes, along with the Pharisees and Saducees, were among the three most influential Jewish groups of their time [150 B.C. to 68 A.D.]). Between 1947 and 1956, in 11 caves overlooking the Dead Sea, more than 800 manuscripts of two types were found. The first are called "biblical"--because they contain material that was later canonized in the Hebrew Bible; the second are called "non-Biblical"--because they contain poetry, rules for holy living, and imaginative, midrashic interpretations that are unique to the community that produced them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible comprises the biblical manuscripts, including many new Psalms, Apocryphal books, and previously unknown readings of Deuteronomy and Isaiah (which appear to have been among the most important books of the Bible to this group of Essenes). The translation of each book is preceded by an introduction that describes the text's importance to the Essenes, their distinctive interpretations of the text, and suggestions of how historical and political events may have shaped these interpretations. Translators Martin Abegg Jr., Peter Flint, and Eugene Ulrich have loaded this volume with scholarly notes and commentary, but their interpretations are formatted in a way that does not impede the general reader's enjoyment of the book. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible breathes new life into scripture by delving into the earliest source material yet discovered. It is a crucial work to reckon with for anyone interested in Jewish life around the time of Jesus. --Michael Joseph Gross

About the Author:

Martin Abegg Jr. is co-director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He is one of the translators of The Dead Sea Scrolls (HarperSanFrancisco, 1996).

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780060600631: The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0060600632 ISBN 13:  9780060600631
Publisher: HarperOne, 1999
Hardcover

9780567087157: Dead Sea Scrolls Bible

Continuum, 2000
Hardcover

9780567089595: The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible

Contin..., 1999
Softcover

9780965131742: Dead Sea Scrolls Bible - Oldest Known Bible Translated For The First Time Into English

Harper..., 1999
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Abegg, Martin G.
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0060600640

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Abegg, Martin G.
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VC-9780060600648

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Abegg, Martin G.
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780060600648

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

8.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

10.

Abegg Jr., Martin G.; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0060600640 ISBN 13: 9780060600648
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060600640. Seller Inventory # Z0060600640ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book