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The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Volume 1, Scripture and the Scrolls
Edited by James H. Charlesworth
The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.
Introduction: The Dead Sea Scrolls:
Their Discovery and Challenge to Biblical Studies, James H. Charlesworth
Chapter 1: The Impact of the Judean Desert Scrolls
on Issues of Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible, James A. Sanders
Chapter 2: Qumran and the Enoch Groups:
Revisiting the Enochic-Essene Hypothesis, Gabriele Boccaccini
Chapter 3: The Biblical Scrolls from Qumran
and the Canonical Text, Frank Moore Cross
Chapter 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Scriptural Texts, Eugene C. Ulrich
Chapter 5: The Formation and Re-Formation
of Daniel in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Chapter 6: The Rewritten Bible at Qumran, Sidnie White Crawford
Chapter 7: Qumran and a New Edition of the Hebrew Bible, Ronald S. Hendel
Chapter 8: 4QSama (= 4Q51), the Canon,
and the Community of Lay Readers, Donald W. Parry
Chapter 9: Three Sobriquets, Their Meaning and Function: The Wicked Priest, Synagogue of Satan, and the Woman Jezebel, Håkan Bengtsson
Chapter 10: The Biblical and Qumranic Concept of War, Philip R. Davies
Chapter 11: Psalms and Psalters in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Peter W. Flint
Chapter 12: The Importance of Isaiah at Qumran, J. J. M. Roberts
Chapter 13: Biblical Interpretation at Qumran, George J. Brooke
The three-volume edition Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls will become a milestone for Old and New Testament research. The authors are leading scholars in this field and no other publication has collected so many interesting contributions about the largest finding of biblical and Jewish texts in the last century.
—Martin Hengel, University of Tubingen
These three volumes containing fresh and updated research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible, the Qumran community, and early Christianity, written by renown scholars from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Israel, and edited by one of the world’s leading scholars, promise to be a major and definitive contribution to scholarship.
—Adolfo Roitman, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Head of the Shrine of the Book, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
James H. Charlesworth has assembled a stellar gathering of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars in these rich volumes. They will make a lasting and profoundly significant contribution to the understanding of the greatest archeological find of modern times and the light it throws on the Bible.
—Michael E. Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Comparative Religion, Professor of Armenian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
J.H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Editor and Director of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.
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