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The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Volume 2, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran Community
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.
Chapter 1 Digital Miracles: Revealing Invisible Scripts
Keith T. Knox, Roger L. Easton, Jr., Robert H. Johnston
Chapter 2 Another Stab at the Wicked Priest
David Noel Freedman and Jeffrey C. Geoghegan
Chapter 3 What’s in a Calendar? Calendar Conformity and Calendar Controversy in Ancient Judaism: The Case of the “Community of the Renewed Covenant”
Chapter 4 The Covenant in Qumran
Chapter 5 What was Distinctive about Messianic Expectation at Qumran?
John J. Collins
Chapter 6 The Law and Spirit of Purity at Qumran
Joseph M. Baumgarten
Chapter 7 Excerpted Manuscripts at Qumran: Their Significance for the Textual History of the Hebrew Bible and the Socio-Religious History of the Qumran Community and its Literature
Brent A. Strawn
Chapter 8 The Two Spirits in Qumran Theology
John R. Levison
Chapter 9 Dualism in the Essene Communities
Chapter 10 The Qumran Concept of Time
Henry W. Morisada Rietz
Chapter 11 Predestination in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chapter 12 Resurrection: The Bible and Qumran
Chapter 13 Qumran Community Structure and Terminology as Theological Statement
Chapter 14 Daily and Festival Prayers at Qumran
Dennis T. Olson
Chapter 15 The Sociological and Liturgical Dimensions of Psalm Pesher 1 (4QpPsa): Some Prolegomenous Reflections
James H. Charlesworth and James D. McSpadden
Chapter 16 The Moses at Qumran: The qdch hrwm as the Nursing-Father of the dxy
Chapter 17 Enoch and the Archangel Michael
Chapter 18 Qumran and the Dating of the Parables of Enoch
Chapter 19 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Meal Formula in
Joseph and Aseneth: From Qumran Fever to
Randall D. Chesnutt
Chapter 20 The Bible, the Psalms of Solomon, and Qumran
Joseph L. Trafton
Chapter 21 Old Testament Pseudepigrapha at Qumran
Chapter 22 The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha at Qumran
James C. VanderKam
"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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