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The Discoveries and Their Significance

Lecture no. 1 from the course: The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Discoveries and Their Significance

Taught by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Learn what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, the story of their unlikely discovery, and the state of scholarship about ancient Judaism and early Christianity prior to the scrolls' surfacing. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls would alter our understanding of every aspect of the crucial historical period in which they were created.

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j********m
January 13, 2016
An introductory lecture that is actually worth watching! The instructor quickly sets the table for the course and then offers an overview of the scrolls' discovery and what times were like both at the time of the discovery and the time when the scrolls were first hidden. If you don't want to watch a whole course on the subject this is a pretty good stand alone lecture to give you an idea of what the fuss over the scrolls is all about.

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s********m
September 17, 2015

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