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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2012
ISBN: 9780802866790

Overview

The substantial value of the Dead Sea Scrolls for biblical studies is well known. However, it can be difficult to remain on the cutting edge of Scrolls scholarship. In this volume leading expert James C. VanderKam offers detailed summaries of significant ways in which the Scrolls can enrich study of the Bible. Each chapter brings readers up to date with the latest pivotal developments, focusing on relevant information from the Scrolls and expounding their significance for biblical studies. This rich compendium from a distinguished scholar is essential reading for all who work at understanding biblical texts and their contexts within the ancient world.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible is a Frank Moore Cross Award winner and was presented by the American School of Oriental Research.

  • Offers detailed summaries of significant ways in which the Scrolls can enrich study of the Bible
  • Focuses on relevant information from the Scrolls
  • Expounds on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ significance for biblical studies
  • The “Biblical” Scrolls and Their Implications
  • Commentary on Older Scripture in the Scrolls
  • Authoritative Literature According to the Scrolls
  • New Copies of Old Texts
  • Groups and Group Controversies in the Scrolls
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament Gospels
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Letters of Paul

James C. VanderKam is John A. O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame. He has edited twelve volumes in the series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert and is a member of the editorial committee for the remaining unpublished Dead Sea scrolls. He is one of the two editors in chief of the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2000) and author of the prize-winning The Dead Sea Scrolls Today (1994), From Revelation to Canon: Studies in the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Literature (2000), An Introduction to Early Judaism (2001), The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2002), and From Joshua to Caiaphas: High Priests after the Exile (Fortress Press, 2004). Prof. VanderKam is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature.