Order Nr. 136641 THE SHAPIRA AFFAIR. John Marco Allegro.


  • Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1965.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • xiv, 125 pages.

Price: $60.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 136641

First American edition. Very light chipping to the scarce dust jacket. Else near fine. True story of the discovery of alleged scraps of parchment which were claimed to be part of the oldest copy of the Bible in the world. When originally discovered in the late 1880s, they were said by the experts to be forgeries and lead to Shapira's suicide. This is an examination of the documents in the light of modern research.