The Lost Book of Moses
The Hunt for the World's Oldest BibleBook - 2016 | First edition
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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 098.3 T448L 2016
Characteristics: x, 354 pages ; 24 cm