NEW YORK |October 10, 2018 | | —Morgan James’s new release, The Copper Scroll Project: An Ancient Secret Fuels the Battle for the Temple Mount by Shelley Neese, provides readers with a behind the scenes look at a decade-long quest to uncover the lost treasures of the Jerusalem temple.

Shelley Neese - The Copper Scroll ProjectThe Dead Sea Scrolls hold just as many questions as they do answers, and they continue to be studied and explored vigorously. One in particular, The Copper Scroll, could possibly hold the answers to a centuries long mystery, and be the key to discovering one of Israel’s greatest hidden treasures. Determined to reveal its secrets to the world, Jim Barfield, an arson investigator from Oklahoma, set out on a ten year long mission to uncover all that the Copper Scroll contained. His quest is documented with insider detail in The Copper Scroll Project.   

Barfield was uneducated and inexperienced when he set out on his journey. His novice viewpoint and passion for the truth allows The Copper Scroll Project to tell a story so authentic and unorthodox that it naturally integrates into a much larger Jewish narrative. Not only does Shelley Neese tell of the discoveries Barfield made during his search for the Scroll’s treasure, but she exposes the dark ulterior motives of those who try to stop archaeological progress for fear of igniting political disputes and land claims.

As it details the covert operation to rescue Temple tithes and vessels, this groundbreaking exposé keeps the millions of treasure hunting fans on the edge of their seats. Only one brave man dares to continue searching for one of the world’s greatest archeological prizes. The Copper Scroll Project lets readers go along with Barfield on the journey.

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About the Author:

Shelley Neese is the Vice President of The Jerusalem Connection International (TJCI), a nonprofit Christian organization based out of Washington DC. She lived and studied in Israel from 2000-2004, where she learned conversational Hebrew and received her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Shelley has been present for the most central events in The Copper Scroll Project over the last decade, including the initial excavation at Qumran in 2009. She currently resides in Washington DC with her four children and husband, a Lieutenant Colonel and family physician in the U.S. Air Force.

More About This Title:

The Copper Scroll Project: An Ancient Secret Fuels the Battle for the Temple Mount by Shelley Neese, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on October 2, 2018. The Copper Scroll Project—ISBN 978-1683509158—has 348 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $21.95.

About Morgan James Publishing:

Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold.

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