By Jason Kalman
The invention in 1947 of the 1st items of the useless Sea Scrolls, biblical texts relationship from the time of Jesus, grabbed headlines around the globe and catalysed as many controversies and conspiracy theories over their possession as debates approximately their position in Christianity and Judaism. Years later, McGill college and the Vatican have been one of the first associations to shop for an important choice of those texts from Jordan that allows you to safeguard them from the black marketplace. offering many vivid info, the authors learn the intrigue surrounding the lifeless Sea Scrolls and debunk some of the myths approximately them, together with allegations of the Vatican's involvement in hiding the texts from students, the chance that they contained earth shattering revelations, and the particular prestige of the notorious overseas editorial committee who constrained entry to the texts. a desirable account of diplomacy, non secular negotiation, and students, "Canada's massive Biblical discount" unearths one other a part of the attention-grabbing story of the useless Sea Scrolls.
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Extra info for Canada's Big Biblical Bargain: How McGill University Bought the Dead Sea Scrolls
37 Of immediate interest to scholars and non-scholars alike was the considerable number of ancient biblical38 materials discovered in the large, albeit extremely fragmentary cache of manuscripts consisting mainly of so-called “sectarian” material. Although only twelve scrolls were discovered intact, the thousands of fragments found distributed among the eleven caves at Qumran represented approximately 900 manuscripts. ”42 One of the most renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, Frank Moore Cross,43 explained: Unlike the several scrolls of Caves I and XI which are preserved in good condition, with only minor lacunae, the manuscripts of Cave IV are in an advanced state of decay.
What follows is certainly no attempt to answer this burning question, but only a contribution to the complexity of the matter of ownership and the Dead Sea Scrolls. indd, 2/26/2010 1:54 PM 20 Canada’s Big Biblical Bargain Finally, this book is an attempt to reconstruct a little known part of the history of the discovery and purchase of Dead Sea Scrolls from individual papers and records of the parties involved in their acquisition and study. In many ways the materials help corroborate what is already known.
Y. 73 Contemporary reports in the media, the minutes and reports of scholarly associations such as the American Schools of Oriental Research and the recorded recollections of participants have all been used to corroborate conclusions and to fill historical lacunae. Other sources include interviews with Professors Frank Moore Cross and the late John Strugnell, both of Harvard University, and Professors Stanley Frost, Donna Runnals, and B. Barry Levy, all former deans of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University.
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