LOST BOOK OF MOSES: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible Book
By Chanan Tigay.
In 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira arrived unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the world's oldest Bible scroll in a desert cave east of the Dead Sea.
With his phenomenal find, Shapira swiftly became world famous--but, just as quickly, his scroll was discredited as a clever forgery. With the discovery of the eerily similar Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, however, investigators reopened the case, wondering whether Shapira had, in fact, discovered the first Dead Sea Scroll, seven decades before the rest. Here, in a globetrotting narrative with all the suspense of a classic detective story, award-winning journalist Chanan Tigay sets out to find the scrolls and determine Shapira's guilt or innocence for himself.
6X9 H/B, 368 pp.