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The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure
Shanks, Hershel

Washington, D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society, 2007 pp. xii + 112. $24.95

Description: The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure tells the intriguing story of two copper rolls now known as “the Copper Scroll” discovered in the Judean desert more than 50 years ago. Most scholars agree this unique scroll describes the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple that were buried shortly before 70 C.E., when the Roman legions burned the city and its holy sanctuary. Accompany author Hershel Shanks as he explains the Copper Scroll’s enigmatic contents, takes you on a quest for the legendary treasure, and describes the high-tech methods used to decipher and preserve this important ancient document.

Subjects: Literature, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Kenneth Atkinson
Published 5/31/2008
Citation: Kenneth Atkinson, review of Hershel Shanks, The Copper Scroll and the Search for the Temple Treasure, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2008).

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