The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography

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$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691191713

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About the Author

John J. Collins is the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. His many books include Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Reviews

"One could scarcely imagine a better concise guide to the Scrolls."--Robert Alter, London Review of Books
"[Collins] brings clarity and acuity to a subject that has often attracted myth-makers and special pleaders."--Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal
"[Collins] rehearses all the various theories on the scrolls, separates the wheat from the chaff, and brings light to the darkness. This is not simply a digest. Collins takes our hand and guides us to oh-so-reasonable conclusions."--Peter Stanford, The Independent
"Collins writes in a clear and precise style. . . . Here he addresses the different interpretations presented by scholars, providing a good summary of historical debate about the Scrolls."--Choice
"[Collins] writes with relish and refreshing honesty."--Tessa Rajak, Journal of Jewish Studies
"An excellent introduction to a complex subject."--Roger S. Bagnall, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Winner of the 2013 Cover/Jacket Merit Award in the Professional, Scholarly Series category, New York Book Show