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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls: N-Z

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls: N-Z
  • Author : Lawrence H. Schiffman,James C. VanderKam
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :1132
  • ISBN : 9780195137972
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Summary : Counter Discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 800 manuscripts nearly one thousand years older than any other writings of the Hebrew Scriptures. Ever since, these mysterious documents have raised many questions. What do the scrolls tell us about the people who wrote them? What information do they have about early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism? How do they confirm or contradict what we thought we knew about the Bible? Featuring 450 articles by an international community of scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the Dead Sea Scrolls--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. With contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning, this volume offers the most comprehensive critical synthesis of current knowledge about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Along with viewing the works in their historical, archaeological, linguistic, and religious contexts, the archaeological evidence is explored and the methods used to date, document and preserve the manuscripts are explained. With extensive cross-references, blind entries and an index, this definitive reference work provides authoritative answers and information for all readers.

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?
  • Author : David Noel Freedman,Pam Fox Kuhlken
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  • Release Date :2007-03-21
  • Total pages :131
  • ISBN : 0802844243
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Summary : Designed to equip students in religion, history, archaeology, and anyone who has an interest in the scrolls, this is a fascinating and accessible guidebook full of humor and behind-the-scenes glimpses into research on the scrolls.

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  • Author : Norman Golb
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  • Release Date :2013-02-01
  • Total pages :445
  • ISBN : 1456608428
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Summary : Dr. Norman Golb's classic study on the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online. Since their earliest discovery in 1947, the Scrolls have been the object of fascination and extreme controversy. Challenging traditional dogma, Golb has been the leading proponent of the view that the Scrolls cannot be the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as various earlier scholars had claimed, but are in all likelihood the remains of libraries of various Jewish groups, smuggled out of Jerusalem and hidden in desert caves during the Roman siege of 70 A. D. Contributing to the enduring debate sparked by the book's original publication in 1995, this digital edition contains additional material reporting on new developments that have led a series of major Israeli and European archaeologists to support Golb's basic conclusions. In its second half, the book offers a detailed analysis of the workings of the scholarly monopoly that controlled the Scrolls for many years, and discusses Golb's role in the struggle to make the texts available to the public. Pleading for an end to academic politics and a commitment to the search for truth in scrolls scholarship, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? sets a new standard for studies in intertestamental history "This book is 'must reading'.... It demonstrates how a particular interpretation of an ancient site and particular readings of ancient documents became a straitjacket for subsequent discussion of what is arguably the most widely publicized set of discoveries in the history of biblical archaeology...." Dr. Gregory T. Armstrong, 'Church History' Golb "gives us much more than just a fresh and convincing interpretation of the origin and significance of the Qumran Scrolls. His book is also... a fascinating case-study of how an idee fixe, for which there is no real historical justification, has for over 40 years dominated an elite coterie of scholars controlling the Scrolls...." Daniel O'Hara, 'New Humanist'

The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : Timothy H. Lim,John J. Collins
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  • Release Date :2012-10-11
  • Total pages :808
  • ISBN : 0191502626
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Summary : In 1946 the first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries was made near the site of Qumran, at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Despite the much publicized delays in the publication and editing of the Scrolls, practically all of them had been made public by the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery. That occasion was marked by a spate of major publications that attempted to sum up the state of scholarship at the end of the twentieth century, including The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (OUP 2000). These publications produced an authoritative synthesis to which the majority of scholars in the field subscribed, granted disagreements in detail. A decade or so later, The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls has a different objective and character. It seeks to probe the main disputed issues in the study of the Scrolls. Lively debate continues over the archaeology and history of the site, the nature and identity of the sect, and its relation to the broader world of Second Temple Judaism and to later Jewish and Christian tradition. It is the Handbook's intention here to reflect on diverse opinions and viewpoints, highlight the points of disagreement, and point to promising directions for future research.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : Peter W. Flint
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 0687494494
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Summary : The discovery of the Scrolls in the Judean Desert -- Archaeology of the Qumran site: the caves, buildings, and cemeteries -- Dating the scrolls found at Qumran -- The Bible before the scrolls -- The Biblical scrolls -- The Dead Sea scrolls and the Biblical text -- The scrolls, the Apocrypha, and the Pseudepigrapha -- The shape and contents of the Scriptures used at Qumran -- The Nonbiblical scrolls -- The movement associated with Qumran and its place in early Judaism -- Religious thought and practice reflected in the Qumran scrolls.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed
  • Author : James VanderKam
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  • Release Date :2010-02-22
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 080286435X
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Summary : This perennially bestselling book on the Dead Sea Scrolls by one of the fields most respected scholars has now been revised and updated to reflect scholarship and debates since the book was first published in 1994.

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : James VanderKam,Peter Flint
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  • Release Date :2005-07-10
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780567084682
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Summary : In this book, two of the world's leading experts on the scrolls reveal the complete and fascinating story in all its detail: the amazing discovery, the intense controversies, and the significant revelations. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide is the def

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Timothy Lim
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  • Release Date :2017-03-23
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 0198779526
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Summary : Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context
  • Author : Armin Lange,Emanuel Tov,Matthias Weigold
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :980
  • ISBN : 9004189033
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Summary : The Dead Sea Scrolls enrich many areas of biblical research, as well as the study of ancient and rabbinic Judasim, early Christian and other ancient literatures, languages, and cultures. With nearly all Dead Sea Scrolls published, it is now time to integrate the Dead Sea Scrolls fully into the various disciplines that benefit from them. This two-volume collection of essays answers this need. It represents the proceedings of a conference jointly organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Vienna in Vienna on February 11 14, 2008.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Scripture and the scrolls

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Scripture and the scrolls
  • Author : James H. Charlesworth
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :319
  • ISBN : 1932792198
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Summary : These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.--Michael E. Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Comparative Religion, Professor of Armenian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : John J. Collins
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  • Release Date :2019-05-28
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0691191719
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Summary : Unraveling the controversies surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination—and controversy—than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration to this day. In this concise and accessible book, John Collins tells the story of the scrolls and the bitter conflicts that have swirled around them since their startling discovery. He explores whether the scrolls were indeed the property of an isolated, quasi-monastic community or more broadly reflected the Judaism of their time. He unravels the impassioned disputes surrounding the scrolls and Christianity, and looks at attempts to “reclaim” the scrolls for Judaism after the full corpus became available in the 1990s. Collins also describes how the decades-long delay in publishing the scrolls gave rise to sensational claims and conspiracy theories.

A Catalog of Biblical Passages in the Dead Sea Scrolls

A Catalog of Biblical Passages in the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : David L. Washburn
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :161
  • ISBN : 9789004127050
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Summary : This book identifies all passages in biblical and non-biblical Qumran documents containing biblical text. It provides information for locating each passage in the published scrolls and compares each to the ancient Hebrew and Greek versions of the Hebrew Bible. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

The Dead Sea Scrolls in English
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1995-11-01
  • Total pages :391
  • ISBN : 9781850755630
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Summary : 'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review>

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Their Historical Context

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Their Historical Context
  • Author : Timothy Lim,Larry W. Hurtado,A. Graeme Auld,Alison Jack
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  • Release Date :2004-10-27
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780567080783
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Summary : What is the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and what do we know about the community that possessed them? Avoiding both popular sensationalism and specialist technical language, this book aims to integrate all the latest findings about the scrolls into existing knowledge of the period, to advance understanding of the scrolls and the Qumran community, and to explore their wider significance in a scholarly and accessible way. The "state of the art" in international scrolls scholarship. Contributors include E.P. Sanders, Eugene Ulrich, George Brooke, and John J. Collins.

The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Author : Armin Lange,Kristin De Troyer,Shani Tzoref,Nora David
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  • Release Date :2013-06-11
  • Total pages :487
  • ISBN : 3647535559
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Summary : Until recently, most non-biblical manuscripts attested in the Qumran library were regarded as copies of texts that were composed after the books of the Hebrew Bible were written. Students of the Hebrew Bible found the Dead Sea Scrolls therefore mostly of interest for the textual and interpretative histories of these books. The present collection confirms the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for both areas, by showing that they have revolutionized our understanding of how the text of the biblical books developed and how they were interpreted. Beyond the textual and interpretative histories, though, many texts attested in the Qumran library illuminate the time in which the later books of the Hebrew Bible were composed and reworked as well as Jewish life and law in the time when the canon of the Hebrew Bible developed. This volume gives important examples as to how the early texts attested in the Dead Sea Scrolls help to better understand individual biblical books and as to how the later texts among them illustrate Jewish life and law when the canon of the Hebrew Bible evolved. In order to find an adequate expertise for the seminar »The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible«, the editors invited both junior and senior specialists in the fields of Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinics to Rome.