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The Resource The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay

The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay

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The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible
Title
The lost book of Moses
Title remainder
the hunt for the world's oldest bible
Statement of responsibility
Chanan Tigay
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lost book of Moses
Title variation remainder
the hunt for the worlds oldest bible
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Language
eng
Summary
"After his father tells him the story of archaeological treasure hunter Moses Wilhelm Shapira, who, in 1883, committed suicide after the biblical scrolls he found were denounced by his long-time enemy, an award-winning journalist sets out to determine Shapira's guilt or innocence, in a modern-day mystery,"--NoveList
Summary
In this combination of biography, memoir, travelogue, and scriptural history, author Chanan Tigay explores the life of a 19th-century antiquities dealer who claimed to have discovered the oldest manuscript of Deuteronomy. The dealer, Moses Shapira, was denounced as a fraud, and the scroll disappeared, but 64 years later the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, transforming the field of biblical archaeology. Could Shapira's find have been genuine? In The Lost Book of Moses, Tigay traces his efforts to find the lost manuscript while chronicling Shapira's life. Fans of archaeology and scriptural history won't want to miss this thrilling account. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10484171
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TOH
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Tigay, Chanan
Dewey number
098/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Shapira, Mozes Ṿilhelm
  • Forgers
Target audience
adult
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the hunt for the world's oldest bible
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The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-354)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From Philadelphia to Jerusalem -- A Bible and a spade -- London -- An epic battle -- Rotterdam -- Sculpting a civilization -- Paris -- Germany -- The antiquarian and the murderer -- Terra incognita -- Sydney -- London calling -- From Paris with doubts -- Playing defense -- In light of recent discoveries -- Burton-on-Trent -- Mr. Sharp-Eye-Ra -- San Francisco
Control code
1527113
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062206411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062206411
  • (OCoLC)936359381
Label
The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Philadelphia to Jerusalem -- A Bible and a spade -- London -- An epic battle -- Rotterdam -- Sculpting a civilization -- Paris -- Germany -- The antiquarian and the murderer -- Terra incognita -- Sydney -- London calling -- From Paris with doubts -- Playing defense -- In light of recent discoveries -- Burton-on-Trent -- Mr. Sharp-Eye-Ra -- San Francisco
Control code
1527113
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062206411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062206411
  • (OCoLC)936359381

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