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Edmund Wilson, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the rhetoric of protection

Authors
  • Lande, Dana Ryan1
  • 1 Religion and Society, Norway , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Frontiers of Narrative Studies
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Jan 21, 2022
Volume
7
Issue
2
Pages
176–192
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/fns-2021-0010
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

Edmund Wilson’s “The Scrolls from the Dead Sea,” published on the 6th of May, 1955 in The New Yorker, was one of the first pieces of journalism concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls and their discovery in the Judean desert in the late 1940 s. This study links the rhetoric within journalism on ancient manuscript finds to that which is found in travel narratives from the colonial era – a connection which emphasizes the rhetoric of protection and insertion of self in texts which invoke assumed authority in a situation of cultural importance.

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