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The First Seven Scrolls

Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Dead Sea Scrolls

The First Seven Scrolls

Taught by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Plunge into a tale of excitement and adventure and discover more about how scholars gained access to the first seven scrolls discovered at Qumran—and what they found when they began to translate these extraordinary initial discoveries.

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j********m
January 12, 2016
We move deeper into the story of both the discovery and sale of the scrolls. It is interesting that the scroll themselves were hidden in a time of great turmoil and they were rediscovered in another time of turmoil. You might also say that they were interred at the end of something like Jewish self-rule with the fall of Jerusalem and rediscovered at the birth of a new Jewish state. The story of the discovery of the scrolls and then the sales to two different men and the publication history is quite a story by itself. The summery of what the first seven scrolls contain is also interesting, especially the two surprisingly different takes on Isaiah that aren't so different after all.

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j********m
October 18, 2015

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