Abstract

This front matter section of the book titled The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Full History contains the acknowledgements, table of contents, introduction, and prologue. The Dead Sea Scrolls-fascinating tales of their discovery, reconstruction, decipherment, and publication. These are the themes of the book, pursued, as much as possible, through the words of the men who were there, the men who found scrolls or bought them from the Bedouin, who spent long tedious months and years piecing together the giant incomplete jigsaw puzzle of scroll fragments, and decades preparing them for publication. In the book the author brings together new interviews with scholars and others associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls and many personal letters and other archival documents never made public until now.