By Allan Casey
During this wry, sensual, and wonderful trip into the best lake state in the world, Allan Casey examines how lakes offer an open door to wasteland for regular humans, how our inner most relationships with nature could be cast on their seashores. it's a story of wish and danger mixed, for our colonization of the lakeshore can decrease the very traits that draw us there from the city—beauty, purity, simplicity.
Casey encounters cottagers, boat captains, marathon swimmers, Aboriginal fishery managers, hermits, and travelers. via his sharply drawn characters, energetic storytelling, and intimate evocation of untamed good looks, he celebrates the wealthy tradition and unsung beauty of lakeland. Decrying reckless improvement in a paradise frequently taken without any consideration, Casey tempers evangelical outrage with deep compassion. usually funny, continuously thought-provoking, Lakeland may still discover a position in each lakeside cottage, within the nook of each tent.
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Although only twelve scrolls were discovered intact, the thousands of fragments found distributed among the eleven caves at Qumran represented approximately 900 manuscripts. ”42 One of the most renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, Frank Moore Cross,43 explained: Unlike the several scrolls of Caves I and XI which are preserved in good condition, with only minor lacunae, the manuscripts of Cave IV are in an advanced state of decay. Many fragments are so brittle or friable that they can scarcely be touched with a camel’s-hair brush.
59 In 1957 Józef Milik published his French volume, Dix ans de découvertes dans le désert de Juda. 60 Similar to Allegro, although much more limited in detail, Milik described the early discoveries. He devoted no discussion to the activities in the pam scrollery, instead choosing to explore the content of the scrolls, what could be said about their authors, and the relationship of the scrolls to the Qumran community. The most detailed contemporary account remains that of Frank Cross in The Ancient Library of Qumran (now in a third revised edition).
In late fall 1952 Harding was beginning to come to terms with the idea of allowing foreign institutions the opportunity to buy Dead Sea Scrolls material. He still preferred to find a donor to purchase the fragments on behalf of the museum, but no individuals or institutions had come forward. ”33 Although the expeditions took place as foreseen, ironically the Bedouin still cleared the vast majority of the ancient materials from Cave 4 before the archaeologists arrived on the scene. 34 As to the purchase of fragments, Harding approached a number of institutions with direct offers, but these proved fruitless.