THE IMPACT OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS by A. N. Gilkes

THE IMPACT OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Gilkes follows a logical sequence in his presentation of the scrolls; the facts on the society that produced them; the controversy that has surrounded them since their discovery; the translation difficulties they have presented; and the great technical skills that had to be developed for their handling and preservation. Perhaps the book's greatest contribution is the section on scholarly disagreements that he airs here. Mr. Gilkes sets these battles into context. The implications of the Scrolls to theology as well as to Old and New Testament history are clarified.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1963
Publisher: St. Martin's Press