About this book
An introduction to the miraculous documents that revolutionised our understanding of Christianity. Explores what the scrolls can teach us today, and reveals the story behind their discovery. Vermes' translation of the scrolls has sold over 345,000 copies worldwide.
The discovery of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" in Qumran, between 1947 and 1956, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. In this book, the author relates the controversial story of their discovery around the world, revealing cover-ups, blunders and academic in-fighting, but also the passion and dedication of many of those involved.