The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the more notable archaeological finds of the 20th century. It is believed that these extraordinary manuscripts were hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish group in existence before and during the time of Our Lord. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls open a window onto the Hebrew bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity.
According to one review ... "No translation of the scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of (Geza) Vermes." (NYT)
This revised seventh edition contains a new foreword, amendments and a fully updated bibliography.