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Scholarly volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, full of indexes, footnotes, and technical jargon abound. However, in this volume, Pam Fox Kuhlken and David Noel Freedman provide an overview of the substance and significance of the Scrolls for the non-specialist. Kuhlken and Freedman’s work is well-informed and reliable while remaining charmingly candid, as they run an interrogatory gamut from the general, to the paranoid, to the somewhat cynical.
What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter? won the San Diego Book Award for History in 2008.
Pam Fox Kuhlken teaches Bible as literature at San Diego State University and is co-founder of Perelandra College, LaMesa, California, where she teaches critical theory in the graduate creative writing program.
David Noel Freedman (1922–2008) was a prolific and influential Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar. For many years he held the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He wrote hundreds of books and was the editor-in-chief of Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.