The Dead Sea Scrolls are widely considered the greatest manuscript find of all time. Dating from around 250 B.C. to 68 A.D., the scrolls were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek and contain Biblical and apocryphal works, prayers and legal texts and sectarian documents. From the sensational discovery of the scrolls in the caves of Qumran to the scrolls’ revealed significance to Judaism and early Christianity, the Dead Sea Scrolls are an exciting and invaluable contribution to our world.
Discover what the scrolls teach us about the history of Judaism, the development of the Hebrew Bible and the beginnings of Christianity with the BAS Dead Sea Scrolls Bundle.
With the BAS Dead Sea Scrolls Bundle, you will receive:
The Dead Sea Scrolls
ITEM: 7X05 $14.95 if sold separately
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a household name, yet many people do not know what they say or why they are important. A compilation of articles that originally appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review, The Dead Sea Scrolls provides all the background one would need to appreciate these unique ancient documents. Readers will learn how the scrolls were found, how they became embroiled in controversy and how they have shed on our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity. The book is a treat for the eyes, illustrated with more than 90 color photographs.
The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure
ITEM: 7H76 $24.95 if sold separately
Written by BAR editor Hershel Shanks, The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure tells the intriguing story of two copper rolls now known as “The Copper Scroll” discovered in the Judean desert more than 50 years ago. Most scholars agree that this unique scroll describes the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple that were buried shortly before 70 C.E., when the Roman legions burned the city and its holy sanctuary. Explore the Copper Scroll’s enigmatic contents and the high-tech methods used to decipher and preserve it in this engaging volume.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament
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In this one-hour DVD lecture, University of Notre Dame professor of theology James VanderKam delivers a point-by-point comparison of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. He asserts that while the scrolls should not be directly linked to the Bible, they reveal a community living before, during and after Jesus, and cast much light on the early relationship of Christianity to Judaism.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament - Audio
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Listen to the audio CD of University of Notre Dame professor James VanderKam’s powerful lecture on the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament.