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Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. XXXV. Qumran Cave 4. XXV. Halakhic Texts

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. XXXV. Qumran Cave 4. XXV. Halakhic Texts

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. XXXV. Qumran Cave 4. XXV. Halakhic Texts. By Baumgarten, Elgin, Ethel, Larson, Lehman, Pfann, and Schiffman. Based in part on earlier transcriptions by Josef T. Milik. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999. ISBN 0-19-827006-2.

Quarto volume in green cloth with pale blue dust jacket. A couple minute brown speckled stains on jacket. Jacket free from tears and underlying boards like new. Interior is clean, bright, and tight, with ample margins. Includes black and white photographic plates of scroll fragments. A very good to near fine copy.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in the 1940s and rapidly became one of the most important discoveries in archeology, Judaica, and Biblical text criticism of the 20th century (arguably, ever, for those with a particular interest). Controversy and consternation arose among scholars around the world as they became frustrated by the way the sequential publication of the scrolls was handled. This series is the most important and authoritative publication of the contents of the scrolls.

$240.00Price