Dead Sea Scrolls by Dr. John J. Davis is a short treatise that was created as a series of newspaper articles. Originally published in 1991, the text and photos have been updated.
The text traces events following the discovery of the scrolls in 1947. It examines the history and debate that has surrounded the scrolls and discusses the contents of the manuscripts, which were found at Qumran.
Dr. John J. Davis is president/professor emeritus of Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. He holds a B.A. degree from Trinity College (Florida); an M.Div. (cum laude), Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Grace Seminary, and the D.D. from Trinity College. He has also done graduate study at the Near East School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and at Indiana University.
Davis has frequently participated in archaeological expeditions to the Holy Land, serving as academic dean for the Wheaton Summer Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem in 1968; executive dean of the Near East School of Archaeology in 1970 and 1971; a field supervisor for the Tekoa Expedition in 1968 and 1970; staff member of the Raddana expedition in Israel in 1974; and senior staff member of the Heshbon Expedition (Jordan) in 1976.
He has authored a number of books and has pastored churches in Florida and Indiana.
Recently published by BMH Books, Dead Sea Scrolls is a 20-page paperback that sells for $3.99 and is available in bookstores, online at bmhbooks.com, or by calling 1-800-348-2756. The ISBN is 978-0-88469-254-6.