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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 Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Paperback, 491 pages $79.95
Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781932792768
Format: 9in x 6in

Hardback, 525 pages $99.95
Published: 30th August 2006
ISBN: 9781932792201
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.

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

"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 - Volume 2, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran Community - Hardback cover

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 491 pages
 9in x 6in

 Hardback , 525 pages
 9in x 6in

 Baylor University Press

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