Noted Bible scholar Joseph A. Fitzmyer assesses the impact of the texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Written for interested readers and students of the Bible, this book emphasizes the importance of the discovery of these texts along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1963.
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- The Dead Sea Scrolls: Terminology, Discovery, and Dating
- The Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeology, the Excavation of Khirbet Qumran
- The Palestinian Jewish Sect of the Essenes: History and Organization
- The Languages of the Scrolls
- The Scriptures in the Scrolls: Old Testament, Targums, Canon
- The Use and Interpretation of Scripture in the Sect
- Apocryphal, Sapiential, Liturgical, and Eschatological Literature
- Beliefs and Practices of the Sect: Dualism, Eschatology, Messianism, Calendar
- The Scrolls and Christianity: John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth, New Testament
- The Scrolls and the Writings of Paul of Tarsus
- The Scrolls and Johannine Writings
- The Scrolls and Other Christian Writings
- The Copper Scroll
- The End of the Qumran Community
About Joseph A. Fitzmyer
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ, is professor emeritus of biblical studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is a noted scholar of New Testament and Aramaic, and has taught at Woodstock College, University of Chicago, Fordham University, and Weston School of Theology. In 1984 he was awarded the Berkitt Medal for Biblical Studies by the British Royal Academy. He is the American member of the Biblical Commission, president of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and past president of both The Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He has authored over twenty books, including The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins, and he is coeditor of the New Jerome Biblical Commentary.