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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
  • In the summer of 1883 Moses Wilhelm Shapira arrived in London claiming to have discovered the world's oldest Bible scroll. Written centuries earlier in the barren plains east of the Dead Sea and stashed away in caves, the mysterious scrolls called into question the divine authorship of the scriptures, taking three thousand years of religious faith and turning them upside down. Before the British Museum could acquire them Shapira's nemesis, French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau, denounced the find as a fraud. Six months later Shapira was dead; the scrolls vanished. Tigay set out to find the scrolls and determine Shapira's guilt or innocence for himself
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tigay, Chanan
Dewey number
098/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z115.4
LC item number
.T54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shapira, Mozes Ṿilhelm
  • Forgers
Label
The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114748503
  • 31223116624231
  • 31223114663892
  • 31223114663918
  • 31223114663959
  • 31223114663884
  • 31223114663926
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062206411
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 936359381
  • (OCoLC)936359381
Label
The lost book of Moses : the hunt for the world's oldest bible, Chanan Tigay
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114748503
  • 31223116624231
  • 31223114663892
  • 31223114663918
  • 31223114663959
  • 31223114663884
  • 31223114663926
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062206411
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 936359381
  • (OCoLC)936359381

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