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The Dead Sea Scrolls Today

, 1994
ISBN: 9780802807366

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An eminent Dead Sea Scrolls researcher, James C. VanderKam offers a popular, up-to-date introduction to the scrolls and the ongoing debate that surrounds their study. Chapters cover all the major subjects of scroll inquiry: the discoveries of the manuscripts and nearby archaeological remains during the 1940s and 1950s and the methods used to date them, the content and character of the scrolls texts, the identity, history, and beliefs of the people who lived in Qumran and collected, wrote, and copied scrolls, and the importance of the scrolls to biblical studies.

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“Cave 7 is, incidentally, one of the few places where Greek manuscript fragments were found at Qumran. In fact, all legible fragments from Cave 7 have Greek texts.” (Page 36)

“The eleven caves at Qumran have yielded the remains of approximately eight hundred manuscripts.” (Page 29)

“The category of Qumran texts that mention or have sections about the last days is very large” (Page 64)

“Jesus ben Sira was a Jewish teacher who wrote a book of wise sayings and instructions in about 190–180 b.c.” (Page 35)

“This single-chapter work is largely an attack on idolatry” (Page 36)

  • Title: The Dead Sea Scrolls Today
  • Author: James C. VanderKam
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1994
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Pages: 201
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Qumran community; Essenes; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. O.T. › Criticism, textual; Dead Sea Scrolls › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Dead Sea Scrolls › Relation to the New Testament
  • ISBNs: 9780802807366, 0802807364
  • Resource ID: LLS:5.10.3
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-28T20:28:01Z

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volumes in the series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert and is a member of the editorial committee for the remaining unpublished Dead Sea scrolls.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.


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  1. Thomas E Wieczorek
    I am very happy and feel as though I am learning alot with the new updates and revisions that I am receiving on a regular basis from Logos. thank you for your thoughtfulness.
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  3. Billy Henderson
    If you are purchasing this for class...don't. It is the wrong edition.
  4. Donald McNeeley
    I frequently refer to this resource, not only when I am studying DSS but for many other research topics. Great resource.
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