Published by The Folio Society, London, 1994. Hardcover. The book is in very good condition bound in illustrated paper covered boards with silk top and tails, as well as being illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. The spine is faded, but this has not affected the rest of the covered boards. Edited and translated by Geza Vermes.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. They were found in caves about a mile inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism.
The Dead Sea Scrolls edited by Geza Vermes
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