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The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Volumes 1-3

Edited by James H. Charlesworth

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hardback, 1575 pages $259.95
Published: 30th August 2006
ISBN: 9781932792348
Format: 9in x 6in

Paperback, 1567 pages $199.95
Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781932792782
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Biblical Studies, Extracanonical Literature

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.

Book 1

List of Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

List of Contributors

Preface: The New Perspective on Second Temple Judaism and “Christian Origins”

James H. Charlesworth

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


Book 2

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”

Shemaryahu Talmon

Chapter 4 The Covenant in Qumran

Moshe Weinfeld

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

Elisha Qimron

Chapter 10 The Qumran Concept of Time

Henry W. Morisada Rietz

Chapter 11 Predestination in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Magen Broshi

Chapter 12 Resurrection: The Bible and Qumran

Émile Puech

Chapter 13 Qumran Community Structure and Terminology as Theological Statement

Sarianna Metso

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

Jacob Cherian

Chapter 17 Enoch and the Archangel Michael

Ephraim Isaac

Chapter 18 Qumran and the Dating of the Parables of Enoch

Paolo Sacchi

Chapter 19 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Meal Formula in Joseph and Aseneth: From Qumran Fever to Qumran Light

Randall D. Chesnutt

Chapter 20 The Bible, the Psalms of Solomon, and Qumran

Joseph L. Trafton

Chapter 21 Old Testament Pseudepigrapha at Qumran

Devorah Dimant

Chapter 22 The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha at Qumran

James C. VanderKam


Book 3

Chapter 1 John the Baptizer and the Dead Sea Scrolls

James H. Charlesworth

Chapter 2 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Historical Jesus

Richard A. Horsley

Chapter 3 The Future of a Religious Past: Qumran and the Palestinian Jesus Movement

Donald H. Juel

Chapter 4 The Synoptic Gospels and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Craig A. Evans

Chapter 5 A Study in Shared Symbolism and Language: The Qumran Community and the Johannine Community

James H. Charlesworth

Chapter 6 The Impact of Selected Qumran Texts on the Understanding of Pauline Theology

Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn

Chapter 7 Qumran’s Some Works of Torah (4Q394–399 [4QMMT]) and Paul’s Galatians

James D. G. Dunn and James H. Charlesworth

Chapter 8 How the Scrolls Impacted Scholarship on Hebrews

Harold W. Attridge

Chapter 9 The Dream of a New Jerusalem at Qumran

Adela Yarbro Collins

Chapter 10 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Apocalypse of John

Loren L. Johns

Chapter 11 About the Differing Approach to a Theological Heritage: Comments on the Relationship Between the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Thomas, and Qumran

Enno E. Popkes

Chapter 12 Economic Justice and Nonretaliation in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Implications for New Testament Interpretation

Gordon M. Zerbe

Chapter 13 Atonement: Qumran and the New Testament

Paul Garnet

Chapter 14 “The Coming of the Righteous One” in 1 Enoch, Qumran, and the New Testament

Gerbern S. Oegema

Chapter 15 Qumran and Supersessionism—and the Road Not Taken

Krister Stendahl

Chapter 16 The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on New Testament Interpretation: Proposals, Problems, and Further Perspectives

Jörg Frey


"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.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volumes 1-3 - Hardback cover

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 1575 pages
 9in x 6in

 Paperback , 1567 pages
 9in x 6in

 Baylor University Press

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