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    • The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography

    • Lives of the Great Religious Books
    • By: John J. Collins
    • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran, in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination - and more controversy - than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and conspiracy theories to this day. John Collins tells the story of the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls since their startling discovery, and sheds light on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Great Biography"

    • By Marilyn Lame' on 12-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Yorker (April 17, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Sasha Frere-Jones, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    "Consumption" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Haggadah Da-Vida" by Sasha Frere-Jones; Dubai's Divas-in-Training by Lauren Collins; "A Church Asunder" by Peter J. Boyle; "Jesus Laughed" by Adam Gopnik; "Masquerade" by John Lahr; and "Exposed" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95