The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure
by Hershel Shanks
Enjoyable for beginners and Scroll enthusiasts!
Hershel Shanks tells the full story about the Copper Scroll in an engaging and balanced way. The book is a pleasure to read!
—James C.Vanderkam, University of Notre Dame
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 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.
Accompany author Hershel Shanks as he explains the Copper Scroll’s enigmatic contents, takes you on a quest for the legendary treasure, and describes the high-tech methods used to decipher and preserve this important ancient document.
Why was the Copper Scroll the only Dead Sea Scroll written on durable metal?
Is its list of vast treasure just a fantasy or is it real?
Can the locations mentioned in it still be identified today?