With the Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls collection, the world of the Dead Sea Scrolls is at your fingertips. The twelve volumes examine a variety of issues surrounding the Scrolls, offering examinations of the texts themselves together with perspectives on their historical and contemporary significance. The collection also features Geza Vermes’ highly regarded translation of the Dead Seas Scrolls in English, rounding out a terrific collection for both students and scholars of these fascinating artifacts.
Included in the Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls collection is the complete Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series. Each of the six volumes is dedicated to a different type of text, and taken together cover the purity texts, war texts, exegetical texts, temple scrolls, Pesharim, and Damascus texts. The contributors to the Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series take account of a wide range of relevant and recently published texts and provide extensive bibliographies. And each title in the series is authoritatively written in accessible language.
Few archeological discoveries of the past hundred years have been as important, or as captivating, as the Dead Sea Scrolls. They are the oldest Hebrew manuscripts of biblical texts known to man, predating the second-oldest manuscript by over a thousand years. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls contain every book of the Hebrew bible except Esther and Nehemiah, and are of invaluable significance for biblical textual criticism.