The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception. Dead Sea Scrolls, Michael BAIGENT, Richard LEIGH.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception.

New York, NY: Summit Books, 1991. First US Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xx + 268pp. Gilt-lettered red cloth spine, oatmeal papered boards. Notes, index & bibliography, b/w plates & map. By the authors of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail". From the publisher: "Baigent and Leigh set out to discover how a small coterie of orthodox biblical scholars gained control over the Scrolls, allowing access to no outsiders and issuing a strict "consensus" interpretation. The authors' questions begin in Israel, then lead them to the corridors of the Vatican and into the offices of the Inquisition. With the help of independent scholars, historical research, and careful analysis of available texts, the authors reveal what was at stake for these orthodox guardians: The Scrolls present startling insights into early Christianity -- insights that challenge the Church's version of the facts." Very light rubbing to lower edges, page edges slightly darkened, highlighting on about 10 pages near end of book - but otherwise a bright, clean VG+ copy in VG + dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly rubbed, not clipped. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve.). Item #64989
ISBN: 0671734547

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