The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Origins of Christianity
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SWagnerWassen - LibraryThing
The most interesting thing I found about this book was Thiede’s insistence on pointing out that the Dead Sea Scrolls, as revolutionary their discovery was, are not actually all that odd. There have ... Read full review
The Dead Sea scrolls and the Jewish origins of ChristianityUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Exploring questions from his best-selling Eyewitness to Jesus (LJ 12/96), papyrologist Thiede illumines interaction between early Christians and the Essenes. Most importantly, he identifies two Qumran ... Read full review