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Book Giveaway (The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction)

We’re excited about the second edition release of Professor Timothy Lim’s book, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction. To celebrate this upcoming release, we will be giving away a signed copy for free. There are numerous opportunities to enter our giveaway (up to six…see the flyer below). For Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram entries please go to our social media sites.


*The giveaway will end on 17 March (Friday).



New to this edition (from OUP):

  • The Qumran-Essene theory that held sway in the last generation has been challenged by various scholars who have reassessed Roland de Vaux’s interpretation of Khirbet Qumran, and the close link between the communities reflected in the Scrolls and the archaeological site. This edition discusses the alternate views to the Qumran-Essene theory.


  • Expands the discussion on the issue of ‘canon’, showing how the sectarian community did have an understanding of authoritative scriptures, forming a broadly bipartite canon of the Torah and the prophets.


  • Discusses the cultural significance of the Scrolls, including the most recent online digital projects.


  • CSCO Team,
  • 12th March 2017

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