The Dead Sea scrolls / Millar Burrows; with translations by the author.


New York : Viking Press, 1955.

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Other Title Dead Sea scrolls. English. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86728460
Subjects Dead Sea scrolls.
Dode-Zeerollen.
Description xv, 435 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimile ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1955.
Notes Translations (pages [347]-415): The Damascus document. The Habakkuk commentary. The Manual of discipline. Selections from the War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness. Selections from the Thanksgiving psalms.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-435).
Also issued online.
Summary The complete account of the great archeological finds which Edmund Wilson Calls " ... without any question the most precious discoveries of their kind since the texts of the Greek and Latin classics brought to light in the Renaissance."
Contents Discoveries and discussions. The first discoveries ; Alarms and excursions ; Later discoveries -- The age of the manuscripts. The evidence of archeology and paleography ; The evidence of text and language -- The dates of composition. Historical allusions in the Habakkuk commentary : the Kittim ; Historical allusions in the Habakkuk commentary : dramatis personae ; Identifications of persons and events ; Historical allusions in the other documents ; Ideas, vocabulary, and literary relations -- The community of Qumran. Origin, history, and organization ; Beliefs ; Identification -- The importance of the Dead Sea scrolls. Contributions to textual criticism, historical grammar, and paleography ; Contributions to the study of Judaism and Christianity -- Translations. The Damascus document ; The Habakkuk commentary ; The manual of discipline ; Selections from The war of the sons of light with the sons of darkness ; Selections from the Thanksgiving psalms.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)627575
(OCoLC)ocm00627575
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WorldCat Identities Burrows, Millar, 1889-1980.
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