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Author Magness, Jodi, author.

Title The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea scrolls / Jodi Magness.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Williamm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    296.155 MAG 2021    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Second edition.
Description xiii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An introduction to the archaeology of Qumran -- The discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls and the exploration of Qumran -- The Dead Sea scrolls and the community at Qumran -- The buildings and occupation phases of Qumran -- What do pottery and architecture tell us about Qumran? -- Communal meals, a toilet, and sacred space at Qumran -- Miqva'ot at Qumran -- Women and the cemetery at Qumran -- The Temple tax, clothing, and the anti-Hellenizing attitude of the sectarians -- The settlements at Ein Feshkha and Ein el-Ghuweir.
Summary The Dead Sea Scrolls have been described as the most important archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. Deposited in caves surrounding Qumran by members of a Jewish sect who lived at the site in the first century BCE and first century CE, they provide invaluable information about Judaism in the last centuries BCE. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran that incorporates information from the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary sources. Magness identifies Qumran as a sectarian settlement, rejecting other interpretations including claims that Qumran was a villa rustica or manor house. By carefully analyzing the published information on Qumran, she refines the site's chronology, reinterprets the purpose of some of its rooms, and reexamines archaeological evidence for the presence of women and children in the settlement. Numerous photos and diagrams give readers a firsthand look at the site. The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls is revised and updated throughout in its second edition in light of the publication of all the Dead Sea Scrolls and additional data from Roland de Vaux's excavations, as well as Yitzhak Magen and Yuval Peleg's more recent excavations.
Subject Qumran community.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- West Bank.
Qumran Site (West Bank)
Dead Sea scrolls.
ISBN 9780802879080 (paperback)
080287908X (paperback)
Standard No. 40030675662

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