By Jonathan G. Campbell
The second one version of this attention-grabbing ebook is the right advent to the significance of the useless Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their influence on our knowing of the increase of Christianity.
Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated normal reader.
Explains how innovative the invention of the Scrolls used to be and their enduring significance.
Sets the Scrolls in the wider context of Jewish background and faith of the second one temple period.
- Now accelerated to incorporate extra fabric in regards to the scrolls themselves and up to date theories in regards to the group in the back of them.
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