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Les manuscrits de la Mer Morte

Les manuscrits de la Mer Morte

This work tells the story of the excavations which took place on the banks of the Dead Sea. It reveals their results and describes the community of Qumran

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Les manuscrits de la Mer Morte

Les manuscrits de la Mer Morte

This work tells the story of the excavations which took place on the banks of the Dead Sea. It reveals their results and describes the community of Qumran

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At the beginning of 1947 in the Judean desert, Mohammed ed-Dib, a young Bedouin herdsman looking for one of his a sheep, discovered, on the banks of the Dead Sea, a cave containing rolls of leather wrapped in a linen cloth and placed in enclosed clay jars. The numerous archaeological searches that followed this event enabled the identification of eleven caves containing approximately 800 manuscripts in vary states of repair, copies of biblical books, commentaries on passages of the Old Testament, compendiums of regulations... This work tells the story of these searches and reveals their result and, on the basis of archaeological discoveries, describes the community of Qumran which amassed this library. A book written by a renown historian and archaeologist who took part in the Qumran excavation. TABLE OF CONTENTS• The discovery of the establishment of Qumran• The composition of the library of Qumran• The organisation of the Community of Qumran• The rites and beliefs of the Community of Qumran• The Righteous Master• The Community of Qumran and the Jewish factions 

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Author
E.-M. LAPERROUSAZ
Editor
PUF
Number of pages
127
Type of book
Poche
Language
French
Dimensions
11,5 x 17,5

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