Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Père Roland de Vaux, OP

Fr. Roland de Vaux, OP (1903-1971)
--was the author of Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions;
--was accomplished historian of the ancient Near Eastern world;
--a creative Biblical exegete;
-- practiced archaeologist;
--was a professor of the Dominican École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem;
--was the editor of the prestigious scholarly journal Revue Biblique;
--was the editor-in-chief of the celebrated Jerusalem Bible;
--was the editor-in-chief of Discoveries in the Judaean Desert,
--had excavated Qumran;
had  identified the site with the center of the Essene sect as described by the Roman natural historian, Pliny (23–79 A.D.).

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