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Published: 15 November 2012

440 Pages | 56 figures, colour plate section


ISBN: 9780199554485

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The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Joan E. Taylor

  • Presents a solution to the mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Clearly sets out the history and archaeology of Qumran
  • Offers a new understanding of the Essenes (and New Testament 'Herodians') in ancient Judaism, from the surviving literary sources
  • Explores the rich history of ancient medicine and pharmacology, and the uses of the Dead Sea in antiquity
  • Carefully illustrated with maps, illustrations, and colour photographs