The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Origins...

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Author  Dr. Carsten Peter Thiede
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date   September 22, 2001
ISBN  0312293615
Pages  272

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Since their discoveries in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of constant controversy. Scholars still argue over the meaning of the fragmentary texts--especially what they say about the Jewish roots of the first Christian communities. Discovering that the scroll fragments date Mark's gospel much earlier than once believed, Carsten Peter Thiede claims that the scrolls establish links between the two great faiths, and that they literally revolutionize our understanding of the Bible. Unraveling the complex and fascinating history of the Dead Sea Scrolls, this book will challenge and even change how people think about religion.

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