From the dramatic find in the caves of Qumran, The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible presents the world's most precious and ancient version of the Bible. One thousand years older than any existing manuscripts and preserving parts of all but one biblical book, these scrolls confirm that the text of the Old Testament as it has been handed down through the ages is largely correct. Yet, they also reveal numerous important differences, such as:
-- New and striking textual readings that clarify millennia-old puzzles.
-- Lost psalms.
-- Previously unknown details about the lives of biblical figures.
-- New information on how the Hebrew Bible was created.
With commentary by the editors, this book provides invaluable insight into the rich cultural and religious traditions behind the scrolls and the Bible itself.