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Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls
Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient manuscript fragments that would become a focus of his life's work.
By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2013